[Aptitude-devel] Bug#670479: 'aptitude update' stucks at communication with /usr/lib/apt/methods/http

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Sat May 12 02:23:37 UTC 2012


> Recently upgrading both package, I find 'aptitude update' seem to hang up.
> It seems that there are some problems of communication between
> aptitude and /usr/lib/apt/method/http. Using strace command,both aptitude and
> /usr/lib/apt/method/http stuck at select(1,[0],NULL,NULL...). They seems to wait
> for some message each other from pipes forever.

I can not reproduce this problem.

Please try updating apt and libapt-pkg4.12 to 0.9.3.  There is a
bug[1] fixed in that release which was causing other problems[2]
between aptitude and the http method -- it may also help this one.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=671721
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=669322


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