Why is Garuda Linux taking forever to update

Hi, I can't get anything from the terminal, I tried the garuda-inxi command but cant get results.

my problem is the update showing as 1.5Gb but after trying to update I've used more than 4Gb of data and it's now showing the update as 800Mb after chewing 4Gb of data. is this normal

Edit:

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System:
  Kernel: 5.15.10-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=fd064626-5c5f-4be1-9f81-5f6ac8b2f47d
    rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 resume=UUID=d8ae0431-a1a2-48e5-b320-073dd2566394 loglevel=3
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
    Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: HP product: HP ProDesk 600 G2 DM v: N/A serial: <superuser required>
    Chassis: type: 15 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: HP model: 8169 v: KBC Version 05.26 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: HP
    v: N22 Ver. 02.09 date: 03/10/2016
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-6500T bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Skylake-S family: 6
    model-id: 0x5E (94) stepping: 3 microcode: 0xEA
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 256 KiB desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB
    L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB L3: 6 MiB desc: 1x6 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2897 high: 3018 min/max: 800/3100 scaling: driver: intel_pstate
    governor: performance cores: 1: 2898 2: 2865 3: 2808 4: 3018 bogomips: 19999
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX unsupported
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2
    mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: TSX disabled
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 530 vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0
    chip-ID: 8086:1912 class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.21.1.2 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: intel
    unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") s-diag: 582mm (22.9")
  Monitor-1: HDMI1 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 92 size: 530x290mm (20.9x11.4") diag: 604mm (23.8")
  Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a170 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.10-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.42 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-LM vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: e1000e v: kernel port: N/A
    bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:15b7 class-ID: 0200
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter type: USB driver: r8188eu
    bus-ID: 1-4.3:4 chip-ID: 0bda:8179 class-ID: 0000 serial: <filter>
  IF: wlp0s20f0u4u3 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 588.73 GiB used: 84.38 GiB (14.3%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: MZVLB512HAJQ-000L7 size: 476.94 GiB
    block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: 4L2QEXA7 temp: 31.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: TCSunBow model: X3 120GB size: 111.79 GiB block-size:
    physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 8A scheme: MBR
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 468.5 GiB size: 468.5 GiB (100.00%) used: 84.38 GiB (18.0%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.46%) used: 562 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 468.5 GiB size: 468.5 GiB (100.00%) used: 84.38 GiB (18.0%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 468.5 GiB size: 468.5 GiB (100.00%) used: 84.38 GiB (18.0%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 468.5 GiB size: 468.5 GiB (100.00%) used: 84.38 GiB (18.0%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.18 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
  ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 3.71 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 35.0 C pch: 39.5 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 208 Uptime: 0m wakeups: 0 Memory: 3.71 GiB used: 1.62 GiB (43.5%) Init: systemd
  v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1276 lib: 325
  Client: Unknown Client: garuda-assistant inxi: 3.3.11

That would be strange. What do you get when you type that in a terminal? Which version of Garuda did you install?

1.5GB total change may require more than 1.5GB package downloads. We'd need to see the actual output to know for certain - you could copy-paste that and then people wouldn't have to guess.

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Open garuda-assistant


system info - copy for forum (translated by brain :smiley: )

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```text
System:
  Kernel: 5.15.10-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=fd064626-5c5f-4be1-9f81-5f6ac8b2f47d
    rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 resume=UUID=d8ae0431-a1a2-48e5-b320-073dd2566394 loglevel=3
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
    Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: HP product: HP ProDesk 600 G2 DM v: N/A serial: <superuser required>
    Chassis: type: 15 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: HP model: 8169 v: KBC Version 05.26 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: HP
    v: N22 Ver. 02.09 date: 03/10/2016
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-6500T bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Skylake-S family: 6
    model-id: 0x5E (94) stepping: 3 microcode: 0xEA
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 256 KiB desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB
    L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB L3: 6 MiB desc: 1x6 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2897 high: 3018 min/max: 800/3100 scaling: driver: intel_pstate
    governor: performance cores: 1: 2898 2: 2865 3: 2808 4: 3018 bogomips: 19999
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX unsupported
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2
    mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: TSX disabled
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 530 vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0
    chip-ID: 8086:1912 class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.21.1.2 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: intel
    unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2") s-diag: 582mm (22.9")
  Monitor-1: HDMI1 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 92 size: 530x290mm (20.9x11.4") diag: 604mm (23.8")
  Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a170 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.10-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.42 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-LM vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: e1000e v: kernel port: N/A
    bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:15b7 class-ID: 0200
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter type: USB driver: r8188eu
    bus-ID: 1-4.3:4 chip-ID: 0bda:8179 class-ID: 0000 serial: <filter>
  IF: wlp0s20f0u4u3 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 588.73 GiB used: 84.38 GiB (14.3%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: MZVLB512HAJQ-000L7 size: 476.94 GiB
    block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: 4L2QEXA7 temp: 31.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: TCSunBow model: X3 120GB size: 111.79 GiB block-size:
    physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 8A scheme: MBR
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 468.5 GiB size: 468.5 GiB (100.00%) used: 84.38 GiB (18.0%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.46%) used: 562 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 468.5 GiB size: 468.5 GiB (100.00%) used: 84.38 GiB (18.0%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 468.5 GiB size: 468.5 GiB (100.00%) used: 84.38 GiB (18.0%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 468.5 GiB size: 468.5 GiB (100.00%) used: 84.38 GiB (18.0%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.18 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
  ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 3.71 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 35.0 C pch: 39.5 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 208 Uptime: 0m wakeups: 0 Memory: 3.71 GiB used: 1.62 GiB (43.5%) Init: systemd
  v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1276 lib: 325
  Client: Unknown Client: garuda-assistant inxi: 3.3.11

Your system is very out of date there will be lots of updates for it?

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oh, I get it now. thanks

For Testing Machines (Not recommended for new users)

My case

I haven't upgraded my old system yet because in my case more bugs are not found
My update has around 2GB of data. Some times after full upgrade negative upgrades also done

You can always revert the update with a snapshot! Don't be scared to update, you're probably missing out on a lot of critical security fixes and improvements.

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Perhaps a rolling-release distribution like Garuda isn't the best choice for your use-case.

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Are you stating that as a point of pride? Because if you are, you shouldn't. It's about as wasteful of an operating system's ability as you'll find anywhere in Linux.

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You are totally misinformed, i've been updating Garuda on a daily basis for 2 years problem free, Top TIP update from Garuda assistant not the terminal and certainly not from pamac, that software can't even update Manjaro successfully that it was written let alone Garuda.

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Nope, I just ment that's my machine is old and I'm good to go with the previous update. Soon I will donate the machine to somebody else while give them with fresh Garuda Installation, and for that I'm not willing to update

Editz :
I was just testing that machine with linux and I found Garuda is best suited for that

Including Updates

i.e.: I'd rather give my problems to someone else?
:rofl:

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I will test again after fresh installation, don't put burden on new user

Corrected here

Just to be clear I know that if want better arch or arch based distro

  • I should have patience
  • I should ready to face anything
  • I should update system to follow with development, and to make life easier
  • Co-ordinate with forum
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You rock. :clap:

  • Don't Panic.
  • That happens when you arise in the morning, neh? Don't Panic.
  • Makes it easier on everyone involved. :smiley: And you owe it to the developers to not make short-shrift of their product. :slight_smile:
  • It's nice to read; nicer to contribute back to the Community. Gives one a nice, warm, fuzzy feeling when you make someone else's day a little nicer. :slight_smile:

You're O.K.

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Just in hurry I didn't noticed different timings, if it's morning in US for my timeline 5:50 PM approx

Current time : 10:56 PM

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thanks, the update went through. I had to upgrade via terminal :+1:

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Now you have upgraded just use

garuda-update

in the terminal every couple of days or so and you are good to go :smiley: :smiley:

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