It's unnerving to wait several minutes without a single sign of operation and then wait another several minutes after the IU list. Is there any way to get some feedback, like get console messages when there would be a job progress update?
By default p2 uses the Eclipse Communication Framework, which uses the Apache HttpClient libraries. Those libraries log using the Apache Commons Logging. If no other logging framework has been configured (e.g., m2eclipse has a logback configurator), you might be able to do something like:
If you want to do something more specific then you would need to modify the DirectorApplication to add a verbose flag.
The code of the director app could be found at  and this is likely something that could be merged in time for 4.4.1.