For a few weeks now, aptitude is really slow updating the package list — downloading the lists is actually fast as normal but it always waits for a minute or so with a
99% [Warten auf Kopfzeilen] (Waiting for headers) message. I tried apt-get update — same problem.
Now the funny thing is:
LANG=C apt-get update or
LANG=C aptitude -u works just fine! I also tested with
fr_FR and even
en_US — always slow, so it looks it always occurs when
LANG is not set to C?
Anyone else noticed this problem? I skimmed through the bug reports of apt, but didn’t find a similar bug.
Update: Looks like google-chrome is the problem! Commenting out the content of
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list, as Jaime suggested in the comments, everything worked fine again.