[Aptitude-devel] Bug#751117: aptitude segfaults when trying to acquire root powers via sudo

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Sat Jun 14 03:53:01 UTC 2014

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On 10 June 2014 21:32, Jose Antonio Ortega Ruiz <jao at gnu.org> wrote:
> Package: aptitude
> Version: 0.6.11-1
> Severity: important
> I've got a local configuration file in ~/.aptitude/config with the
> contents:
>   aptitude::Keep-Unused-Pattern "";
>   aptitude::Delete-Unused-Pattern "";
>   aptitude::Suppress-Read-Only-Warning "true";
>   aptitude::Get-Root-Command "sudo";
> and my user belongs to the sudoers group, and sudo is configured so
> that that user does not need to type her password when executing sudo
> commands.  This setup has been working for years, and broke a few days
> ago.
> When i do a U in aptitude to update the package list, i get the usual
> dialog asking me if i'd like to change the root account.  When i
> accept by hitting return on the "Become root" button, aptitude
> immediately segfaults.


I can not reproduce this on i386 using same versions of dependencies
as listed in your report.

Please install the packages aptitude-dbg and libcwidget3-dbg,
reproduce, and provide a backtrace.


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