I can also confirm this issue. I'm running vanilla Ubuntu Server 12.03 LTS in a Hyper-V VM.
durr@monsrv:~$ uname -a Linux monsrv 3.2.0-51-generic #77-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jul 24 20:18:19 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux durr@monsrv:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS" durr@monsrv:~$ ps -AF | grep dpk root 12934 12912 0 12295 30440 0 04:04 pts/1 00:00:04 /usr/bin/dpkg --status-fd 57 --unpack --auto-deconfigure /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-headers-3.2.0-57_3.2.0-57.87_all.deb /var/cache/apt/archives/python-lazr.restfulclient_0.12.0-1ubuntu1.1_all.deb /var/cache/apt/archives/wpasupplicant_0.7.3-6ubuntu2.2_amd64.deb durr 13213 13078 0 2347 944 0 04:18 pts/2 00:00:00 grep --color=auto dpk It's been running for at least 15 minutes so far with no end in sight. It's worth noting that I have no idea what the hold-up is. `iotop` isn't showing any meaningful disk-activity, and the CPU isn't loaded at all. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Bugs, which is subscribed to Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/947664 Title: Unpacking linux-headers unbelievably slow in Lubuntu Precise (Beta 1) To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/dpkg/+bug/947664/+subscriptions -- ubuntu-bugs mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-bugs