We are currently having some very serious issues with VM's started in eu-west-1 region in AWS.

The machines are started from cannonical AMI (ami-77057e00).

The repositories configured are:

The repositories are excruciatingly slow, but still responding. So basically the machines take ages to become operational (if we wait enough (6+ hours f.e.). And this is happening for several days.

Can you please alert the mirror maintainers? or Help in any way

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    For now you could to change the repos with something like this: sudo sed -i 's;eu-west-1.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com;eu.archive.ubuntu.com;' /etc/apt/sources.list – Mackwerk Jul 9 '15 at 15:29
  • Well the repos come from baked ami's and aside from moving to a custom ami i am not able to change them before first full boot. The issue seems to subside now but we'll keep monitoring it. – zeridon Jul 10 '15 at 8:26
  • Ah that's a shame. Yes it seems better now :) Good luck! – Mackwerk Jul 10 '15 at 8:28
  • Is this because of journaling (ext4 file system ?) - because here is encrypted hard-disk with ext4 file system and 15.04 LTS2 and with each login and done desktop work then logout again the harddisk is getting slowlier too - bleachbit is not possible, because bleachbit works only with encrypted harddisks. – dschinn1001 Sep 16 '15 at 6:05
  • Nope, it was definitely slow mirrors. FS has no impact when mounted and operational (on mount/umount it might have effect but not in operation) – zeridon Sep 22 '15 at 19:14

Hello Chicks and Zeridon, do you know apt-spy ?! This debian command is present in Ubuntu too.


With apt-spy you could generate a new sources.list as to your wishes.

  • Making sources.list was not the problem. The problem was a slow mirror in a cloud system with no access to it while booting (by design). The question is irrelevant for quite some time already. – zeridon Sep 22 '15 at 19:13

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