the size of apt-get update lists is too big

Posted by dumb906 on Ask Ubuntu See other posts from Ask Ubuntu or by dumb906
Published on 2012-05-12T04:35:58Z Indexed on 2012/07/11 9:22 UTC
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I ran a clean install to Ubuntu 12.04 and so far everything has been working well. I especially commend the Ubuntu team for this release.

I only noticed that the size of repository update is now about ~13MB. Normally, it is about this size for the first time you run apt-get update after a clean install and then ~ 23kb - 1300kb for subsequent updates.

The output from apt-get update is the same I get for previous versions of Ubuntu (its pretty normal). Its a bit too long but look at an example output I got from running apt-get update.

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Fetched 12.8 MB in 1min 33s (137 kB/s)

Is this a new feature in 12.04? Or, if it is unintended, is there a way I can fix this? Thanks.

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