Graphical package managers slow system to halt

Bug #235635 reported by Liftoff on 2008-05-29
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sudo (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Whenever I attempt to install or remove software from Synaptic, Update Manager, or gdebi-gtk my system slows to a halt. Everything becomes so slow that the system practically locks up and makes it impossible for me to do anything else, even move the mouse normally. For some reason, though using apt-get or gdebi from terminal works perfectly well, and does not slow down the rest of the system in any way.

Liftoff (liftoff) wrote :

I have resolved this issue on my own machine and I think I have determined the cause. It seems to be related to the "sudo: unable to resolve host" issue. During the span of time that package managers were running slowly, I was receiving that message from sudo. After resolving that sudo issue, I noticed that not only package managers, but all other gksu applications which had been running slowly (like my backup application) had stopped locking up my machine and started working at a good speed once again.

If you are interested, I discuss my findings in more detail in a different bug report:

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