[Aptitude-devel] Bug#411338: Bug#411338: marked as done (segfault in aptitude in pkgCacheGenerator::ListParser::NewDepends)

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 15:53:56 UTC 2012

On 21 March 2012 20:29, Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo
<manuel.montezelo at gmail.com> wrote:
> So more than 5 years ago, one user reports that "aptitude crashes when
> doing anything (like install foo) while parsing data", followed by a
> very detailed bug report, and concludes that a file "is perhaps
> corrupted".
> Had the user attached the file, the bug could probably be reproduced
> easily.

Hi Manuel

In this case, enough information is present (the failing call stack)
to look at the code and determine if there is some problem with the
parser or API use (the same kind of issues you enumerate).  The
original system state is not required to do this.

>From your report I presume that you have not performed an
investigation but rather dismiss this one because it is old.

If that is correct then I will keep this on my radar to look at.

If you have looked at the code--or otherwise investigated the
issue--and determined it is now ok then I will not bother.

Please advise.

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