[Aptitude-devel] Bug#730795: aptitude: buggy newline output with aptitude-curses in case of error during package install

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Fri Nov 29 15:51:54 UTC 2013

Package: aptitude
Severity: normal

In an upgrade with aptitude (/usr/bin/aptitude-curses alternative in
my case):

ypig:/home/vlefevre# aptitude
Retrieving bug reports... Done
Parsing Found/Fixed information... Done
Retrieving bug reports... Done
Parsing Found/Fixed information... Done
Reading changelogs... Done
apt-listchanges: Do you want to continue? [Y/n] 
Selecting previously unselected package libfakeroot:amd64.
(Reading database ... 466004 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libfakeroot:amd64 (from .../libfakeroot_1.20-2_amd64.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libfakeroot_1.20-2_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libfakeroot/libfakeroot-sysv.so', which is also in package fakeroot 1.20-1
Preparing to replace fakeroot 1.20-1 (using .../fakeroot_1.20-2_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement fakeroot ...
Preparing to replace foomatic-db 20130912-1 (using .../foomatic-db_20131129-1_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement foomatic-db ...
Preparing to replace lftp 4.4.11-1 (using .../lftp_4.4.13-1_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement lftp ...
Preparing to replace openprinting-ppds 20130912-1 (using .../openprinting-ppds_20131129-1_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement openprinting-ppds ...
Preparing to replace printer-driver-cjet 0.8.9-3 (using .../printer-driver-cjet_0.8.9-4_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement printer-driver-cjet ...
Preparing to replace openbios-ppc 1.1-1 (using .../openbios-ppc_1.1+svn1229-1_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement openbios-ppc ...
Preparing to replace qemu-slof 20130430+dfsg-1 (using .../qemu-slof_20131015+dfsg-1_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement qemu-slof ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for cups ...
Updating PPD files for foomatic-db ...
Updating PPD files for openprinting-ppds ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
                                                       A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:
                       Setting up openprinting-ppds (20131129-1) ...
                                                                    Setting up lftp (4.4.13-1) ...
                  dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of fakeroot:
                                                                               fakeroot depends on libfakeroot (>= 1.20-2); however:
                                                      Package libfakeroot:amd64 is not installed.

                 dpkg: error processing fakeroot (--configure):
                                                                dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
                          Setting up openbios-ppc (1.1+svn1229-1) ...
                                                                     Setting up qemu-slof (20131015+dfsg-1) ...
                               Setting up printer-driver-cjet (0.8.9-4) ...
                                                                           Setting up foomatic-db (20131129-1) ...
                                  Errors were encountered while processing:
    Press Return to continue.

See the incorrect newline handling after the dpkg error (there's a LF
but not a CR). Since /usr/bin/aptitude-curses contains both messages
"A package failed to install" and "Trying to recover", I suppose this
comes from this process.

FYI, the terminal is an xterm.

-- Package-specific info:
Terminal: xterm-debian
$DISPLAY is set.
which aptitude: /usr/bin/aptitude

aptitude version information:
aptitude compiled at Aug 25 2013 12:37:10
Compiler: g++ 4.8.1
Compiled against:
  apt version 4.12.0
  NCurses version 5.9
  libsigc++ version: 2.2.10
  Ept support enabled.
  Gtk+ support disabled.
  Qt support disabled.

Current library versions:
  NCurses version: ncurses 5.9.20130608
  cwidget version: 0.5.16
  Apt version: 4.12.0

aptitude linkage:
	linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007fff171a5000)
	libapt-pkg.so.4.12 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libapt-pkg.so.4.12 (0x00007f5a1dbf6000)
	libncursesw.so.5 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libncursesw.so.5 (0x00007f5a1d9c6000)
	libtinfo.so.5 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libtinfo.so.5 (0x00007f5a1d79c000)
	libsigc-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libsigc-2.0.so.0 (0x00007f5a1d597000)
	libcwidget.so.3 => /usr/lib/libcwidget.so.3 (0x00007f5a1d290000)
	libept.so.1.aptpkg4.12 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libept.so.1.aptpkg4.12 (0x00007f5a1d033000)
	libxapian.so.22 => /usr/lib/libxapian.so.22 (0x00007f5a1cc50000)
	libz.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libz.so.1 (0x00007f5a1ca38000)
	libsqlite3.so.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libsqlite3.so.0 (0x00007f5a1c77f000)
	libboost_iostreams.so.1.54.0 => /usr/lib/libboost_iostreams.so.1.54.0 (0x00007f5a1c565000)
	libpthread.so.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007f5a1c349000)
	libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6 (0x00007f5a1c045000)
	libm.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6 (0x00007f5a1bd47000)
	libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00007f5a1bb31000)
	libc.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (0x00007f5a1b784000)
	libutil.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libutil.so.1 (0x00007f5a1b581000)
	libdl.so.2 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdl.so.2 (0x00007f5a1b37d000)
	libbz2.so.1.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libbz2.so.1.0 (0x00007f5a1b16c000)
	libuuid.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libuuid.so.1 (0x00007f5a1b166000)
	librt.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/librt.so.1 (0x00007f5a1af5d000)
	/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007f5a1e584000)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.11-2-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=POSIX, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages aptitude depends on:
ii  aptitude-common 
ii  libapt-pkg4.12            0.9.13
ii  libboost-iostreams1.54.0  1.54.0-3
ii  libc6                     2.17-96
ii  libcwidget3               0.5.16-3.5
ii  libept1.4.12              1.0.12
ii  libgcc1                   1:4.8.2-5
ii  libncursesw5              5.9+20130608-1
ii  libsigc++-2.0-0c2a        2.2.10-0.2
ii  libsqlite3-0              3.8.1-1
ii  libstdc++6                4.8.2-5
ii  libtinfo5                 5.9+20130608-1
ii  libxapian22               1.2.15-2
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.8.dfsg-1

Versions of packages aptitude recommends:
ii  apt-xapian-index                0.46
ii  aptitude-doc-en [aptitude-doc]
ii  libparse-debianchangelog-perl   1.2.0-1
ii  sensible-utils                  0.0.9

Versions of packages aptitude suggests:
pn  debtags  <none>
ii  tasksel  3.18

-- no debconf information

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