[Aptitude-devel] Bug#748524: aptitude dies with an error message but exits with an exit code of 0 (zero)

Daniel Leidert daniel.leidert at wgdd.de
Sun May 18 00:17:41 UTC 2014

Package: aptitude
Version: 0.6.10-1
Severity: normal

Hash: SHA1

I was trying to hack something together and found, that e.g.

aptitude changelog bluefish/squeeze-backports

reports an error, because there is no changelog of bluefish here. But
why does aptitude then exit with an exit code of zero (0)? It shouldn't do
that. It should throw an error, which then can be catched.

Regards, Daniel

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

aptitude version information:
aptitude 0.6.10 compiled at Feb 20 2014 17:26:22
Compiler: g++ 4.8.2
Compiled against:
  apt version 4.12.0
  NCurses version 5.9
  libsigc++ version: 2.2.11
  Ept support enabled.
  Gtk+ support disabled.
  Qt support disabled.

Current library versions:
  NCurses version: ncurses 5.9.20140118
  cwidget version: 0.5.17
  Apt version: 4.12.0

aptitude linkage:
	linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007fffa55a8000)
	libapt-pkg.so.4.12 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libapt-pkg.so.4.12 (0x00007fd18dc98000)
	libncursesw.so.5 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libncursesw.so.5 (0x00007fd18da63000)
	libtinfo.so.5 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libtinfo.so.5 (0x00007fd18d838000)
	libsigc-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libsigc-2.0.so.0 (0x00007fd18d633000)
	libcwidget.so.3 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcwidget.so.3 (0x00007fd18d32c000)
	libept.so.1.aptpkg4.12 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libept.so.1.aptpkg4.12 (0x00007fd18d0cf000)
	libxapian.so.22 => /usr/lib/libxapian.so.22 (0x00007fd18ccd1000)
	libz.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libz.so.1 (0x00007fd18cab9000)
	libsqlite3.so.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libsqlite3.so.0 (0x00007fd18c7fc000)
	libboost_iostreams.so.1.54.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libboost_iostreams.so.1.54.0 (0x00007fd18c5e2000)
	libpthread.so.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007fd18c3c5000)
	libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6 (0x00007fd18c0b9000)
	libm.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6 (0x00007fd18bdb6000)
	libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00007fd18bba0000)
	libc.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (0x00007fd18b7f5000)
	libutil.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libutil.so.1 (0x00007fd18b5f2000)
	libdl.so.2 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdl.so.2 (0x00007fd18b3ee000)
	libbz2.so.1.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libbz2.so.1.0 (0x00007fd18b1dd000)
	liblzma.so.5 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/liblzma.so.5 (0x00007fd18afba000)
	libuuid.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libuuid.so.1 (0x00007fd18adb4000)
	librt.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/librt.so.1 (0x00007fd18abac000)
	/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007fd18e62d000)

- -- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (850, 'unstable'), (700, 'testing'), (560, 'stable'), (500, 'oldstable'), (110, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.14-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages aptitude depends on:
ii  aptitude-common           0.6.10-1
ii  libapt-pkg4.12            1.0.3
ii  libboost-iostreams1.54.0  1.54.0-5
ii  libc6                     2.18-6
ii  libcwidget3               0.5.17-1
ii  libept1.4.12              1.0.12
ii  libgcc1                   1:4.9.0-3
ii  libncursesw5              5.9+20140118-1
ii  libsigc++-2.0-0c2a        2.2.11-3
ii  libsqlite3-0    
ii  libstdc++6                4.9.0-3
ii  libtinfo5                 5.9+20140118-1
ii  libxapian22               1.2.17-1
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.8.dfsg-1

Versions of packages aptitude recommends:
pn  apt-xapian-index                <none>
pn  aptitude-doc-en | aptitude-doc  <none>
ii  libparse-debianchangelog-perl   1.2.0-1
ii  sensible-utils                  0.0.9

Versions of packages aptitude suggests:
pn  debtags  <none>
ii  tasksel  3.20

- -- no debconf information

Version: GnuPG v1


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