[Aptitude-devel] Bug#670822: aptitude dist-upgrade -d goes into infinite loop

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Sun Apr 29 13:11:57 UTC 2012

forcemerge 629266 670822

On 29 April 2012 19:35, Marc Haber <mh+debian-bugs at zugschlus.de> wrote:
> $ sudo aptitude dist-upgrade -d
> The following packages will be upgraded:
>  kbd libnewt0.52 whiptail
> The following packages are RECOMMENDED but will NOT be installed:
>  libfribidi0
> 3 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> Need to get 0 B/565 kB of archives. After unpacking 674 kB will be freed.
> Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] y
> After entering "y", aptitude goes into an infinete loop and never
> returns. I have once let it run for three hours, but it didn't get
> back to me.


This is already reported with fix pending.

Does the patch against #629266 not work for you?


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