[Aptitude-devel] Bug#801488: aptitude: crash when removing package which apt-get can remove without problem

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Sun Oct 11 11:44:03 UTC 2015

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Hi Nick,

2015-10-11 07:51 Nick Black:
>Package: aptitude
>Version: 0.7.3-1
>Severity: important
>Dear Maintainer,
>Aptitude crashes when removing certain packages (not all), whether using
>remove or purge, command line or curses UI. Apt-get can remove the same
>package just fine. The issue seems possibly related to multiarch.
>I ran:
> sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
> sudo aptitude update
>I then installed wine32:i386. I already had wine:amd64 and wine64:amd64
>installed. I removed wine64:amd64 and wine64-bin:amd64 without problems.
>Attempting to run
> sudo aptitude -v -v -v purge wine
> sudo aptitude -v -v -v purge wine32:i386
>crashes with no output, just status 139, SIGSEGV. This is true whether I
>use "purge" or "remove". No entry is made in

Can you please run the last step with (when it crashes) with valgrind or
gdb, and post the backtrace (automatic with valgrind, 'bt' inside gdb
after crashing)?

Also, can you post root's ~/.aptitude/config?

I suspect that it's a duplicate of #801430.

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com>

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