I have an old-ish RPi 1BP. It's slow, but remains useful for some things. I do keep the software current through periodic
apt update &
I've noticed that since the upgrade to buster, the
upgrade process has become lengthy, typically requiring several minutes (occasionally 10-15 minutes) to complete. The 1BP is old, it's slow and the
eth0 bandwidth is limited - I understand that. However, needless downloads of packages such as
bluez, bluetooth, wifi drivers, etc. requires additional time for download and processing. Some - e.g. the
rpi-eeprom package - are later deleted.
I've read the "official" documentation on Updating and Upgrading, and searched for methods to perform hardware version dependent upgrades, but nothing has turned up. Does anyone know of a way to limit the
update) process to only the packages relevant to that hardware version?