Why is ureadahead removed from ubuntu 20.04? Now booting is significantly slower!

Asked by cptX on 2021-01-01

Recently I have upgraded my linux mint to version 20, which is based on ubuntu 20.04. I'm using spinning Hard disks, and I noticed significantly longer boot times. I researched further and realized that ureadahead is not available and installed anymore.
In previous ubuntu I made experiments with and without ureadahead and had 20secs difference!!! (1min 17s boot time with ureadahead and 1min 37s without). Ureadahead was installed by default.

Why is ureadahead removed from ubuntu 20.04? Now booting is significantly slower! I would like this package to be available for all of us who still are using spinning disks and need it!

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  • 2021-01-04 by cptX
Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

see Bug #1690891

Furthermore please note the following FAQ:
FAQ #3041: “No support for Linux Mint”.

cptX (myrbourfake) said : #2

Can you please guide me how can I compile and install this package myself for ubuntu 20.04?

Bernard Stafford (bernard010) said : #3

You may find support information at: https://forums.linuxmint.com/

cptX (myrbourfake) said : #4

I don't get it, this has nothing to do with linux mint. This comes from the ubuntu side! Why are you sending me there?

cptX (myrbourfake) said : #5

I don't get it, this has nothing to do with linux mint. This comes from the ubuntu side! Why are you sending me there?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #6

Repeating from above:

This is support for Ubuntu only, and not for operating systems that are "based on Ubuntu" like Linux Mint.

cptX (myrbourfake) said : #7

Because according to this https://github.com/linuxmint/linuxmint/issues/337 they send me back here I openned another thread specifically for ubuntu. I don't want to play ping pong between forums guys. This issue really deserves some focus.

cptX (myrbourfake) said : #8

I have openned a new issue here referring specifically to ubuntu
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ureadahead/+question/694805

please if this issue here is erelevant to ubuntu just delete it completely. But let the other post alive in order to have this issue a chance to get solved! Please, don't shut this issue down so easily. Booting time is an important aspect of everyday computer use!!

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #9

Don't try tricking us.
https://github.com/linuxmint/linuxmint/issues/337 did not send you here, but to the Linux Mint Forum https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewforum.php?f=46

cptX (myrbourfake) said : #10

@Manfred Hampl I'm not trying to trick anyone. I got this answer from the linux mint forum: "ureadahead was removed from upsteam and therefor no longer available. It's only available on Linux Mint 19.3 and earlier. Not a bug fixable by Linux Mint." In my brain this means that upstream is Ubuntu, and is not fixable by Linux Mint. Do you have a different interpretation?
Why should I post again to a linux mint forum if this issue comes from Ubuntu?

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