Lacking Natural Simplicity

Random musings on books, code, and tabletop games.

bash startup on Ubuntu 8.04.1 ridiculously slow!

I installed Ubuntu 8.04.1 on a Pentium II machine with 256MiB and was disturbed by how slowly it seemed. It turns out that it was just that bash was starting incredibly slowly. Removing the default Ubuntu ~/.bashrc fixed it. It turns out to be something in /etc/bash_completion which causes the slowdown, but I haven't figured out what yet.

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