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

Sven Joachim svenjoac at gmx.de
Fri Nov 29 16:37:59 UTC 2013

On 2013-11-29 17:11 +0100, Axel Beckert wrote:

> Vincent Lefevre wrote:
>> 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.
> Same here, also with xterm and on nearly every architecture. But just
> for a few days so far.
> Since aptitude hasn't seen much change recently I rather suspect an
> hook in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ to be the cause.

More likely it's due to a buggy change in apt 0.9.13.  The problem is
also reproducible with apt-get rather than aptitude, in a quite minimal
pbuilder chroot.


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