I just started apt-get upgrade which downloads


This is currently super slow. Downloading those 30MB from archive.canonical.com is estimated to take more than 1h.

Can I interrupt it and stop it from downloading it?

What I tried

kill PID
sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock
sudo dpkg --configure -a

But now dpkg want to install that package ...

  • what about sudo apt remove adobe-flashplugin or whatever the name of the package is. Just remove it. – solsTiCe May 9 '18 at 12:00
  • Well, before I can run any apt command I have to run sudo dpkg --configure -a to fix the interruption, right? And dpkg --configure -a will start the slow download again... – Martin Thoma May 9 '18 at 12:06
  • In regard to adobe-flashplugin_20180508.1.orig.tar.gz: My update eventually - after several minutes - downloaded the file. In your case, might it not be worth waiting? – Finn Årup Nielsen May 10 '18 at 5:57

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