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

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Fri Nov 29 17:11:32 UTC 2013

Control: reassign -1 libapt-pkg4.12 0.9.13
Control: affects -1 aptitude


Sven Joachim 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.

"which-pkg-broke aptitude" also suggests apt (besides libcwidget):

libapt-pkg4.12:i386                                    Mon Nov 25 12:15:28 2013
libcwidget3                                            Mon Nov 25 12:19:22 2013

But downgrading apt didn't help on a first for me. Maybe I need to make
sure that the terminal mode is definitely reset before trying again.

So this helped finally: Downgrading all packages built from the apt
source package, exiting the screen session in which aptitude was
running, calling reset in the xterm, starting screen again and
aptitude again.

> The problem is also reproducible with apt-get rather than aptitude,
> in a quite minimal pbuilder chroot.

Thanks for checking. So maybe this is related to
http://bugs.debian.org/730490 ?

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