Does debian have some sort of automated package update process?
Im using it on a set of fanless PCs and noted that one had become v slow recently. On inspection the network LED showed lots of activity. Eventually the system became non-responsive and required a cold start. After booting I looked in /var/log/syslog and found pages of entries like so:
Package: <some package name>
It appears to be enumerating installed packages. More than anything I'm wondering if it's some automated process that I can disable.