Re: Reinstalling debian on n2100
> Sorry to barge into this conversation, but I was wondering if you maybe
> could share a few tips about how to configure aptitude on an NSLU2 so
> it's not unbearably slow.
Well... I am not at the Box, so I cannot lookup my settings right now.
However, here are some tricks I can remember.
The initial delay cannot be shortened by configuration. This are
apperantly jobs that have to be done by aptitude.
However, there is lots that can be done "in the background"
For example, I have the impression that apt-get update is faster than
aptitude update. You can type "apt-get update && aptitude" and then
simply do some minutes something else.
If you want to update, you would do aptitude -i to directly go to the
installation page. Safes also some time.
In aptitude. go to the configuration menu. Disable everthing that smells
I disabled all entries under "Dependency Handling", as it is sufficient
to check them before downloading.
Also I disabled the entrie "show automatically why a package is broken.
Another hint: Activate "Advance to the next item after changing a
package state". This allows you to change the package state more
convinient, for example if you want to mark a lots of pacakges
automatically installed, you only have to press "M" the several times,
and aptitude will have the results sooner....