[Aptitude-devel] Bug#587404: aptitude: keeps running forever on nonassisted script

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Thu May 3 06:44:27 UTC 2012

Daniel Franganillo <dfranganillo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> at work we have quite a few debian stable servers updated daily with
> this script via cron jobs:


> The line:
> yes Y | aptitude -d safe-upgrade >& /dev/null
> sometimes keeps running forever, so we have to kill the process, and
> other times ends as expected.
> The packages are being downloaded right so we dont know whats exactly doing.
> Thanks.


This looks like a lot like #629266, -d has infinite loop after
downloads.  There is a patch[1] available which should fix your case

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=629266;msg=17


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