Dpkg and apt-get reading database is really slow [fixed]

August 21, 2009 by
Filed under: Linux, Ubuntu 

I’ve had problems many times with the “reading database” step in deb package based systems getting really slow. Today it took over 1,5 minute on a quad core machine with 4 gig ram, which is simply over the top for me.

Within 5 minutes of searching I found this:

http://antti-juhani.kaijanaho.fi/newblog/archives/521

So a total of 7 minutes later, it takes me less than 2 seconds to install small packages again. I should’ve found this earlier :-).

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