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I have a very strange phenomenon on my R-Pi. If I run either apt or aptitude via a remote SSH shell, the processor jumps to 100% (top shows it's apt). If I connect my keyboard and run it on an interactive shell (say, by pressing CTRL+ALT+F2) and run apt in there it works.

When running via SSH I let it run for more than 30 minutes, but it did not continue at all.

Any ideas?

Note: I am running Raspbian Wheezy and have not yet tested with Arch/pacman.

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I've never had that issue on my pi, running current raspbian. I tend to run apt/aptitude inside tmux when I'm remotely connected though. –  demure Jul 28 '13 at 13:09
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Try updating directly from your pi using sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, sudo apt-get update, and sudo apt-get install upgrade. If this doesn't help and if you don't get any good answers, try migrating your question to Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange –  zeldarulez Jul 28 '13 at 14:04
    
@zeldarulez Will do! I'll try it this evening. And thanks for the other SE link. I did not know it existed :) –  exhuma Jul 29 '13 at 10:14

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