[Aptitude-devel] Bug#834790: Bug#834790: aptitude hangs at "Loading cache" when unable to download package list

Martin Schwenke martin at meltin.net
Tue Aug 23 11:05:55 UTC 2016

On Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:23:10 +1000, Martin Schwenke <martin at meltin.net>

> So, the new behaviour does bother me!  I want "broken" sources.list
> lines to continue to generate a warning, allowing me to continue, rather
> than generating a "fatal" error... ;-)

Actually, there seems to be a workaround.  I can just quit aptitude
while it is displaying the "Loading cache" message.  When I re-run it,
it doesn't know that an error has occurred and it displays packages,
allowing me to upgrade packages as usual.

That alone seems to suggest that the error should not be fatal...

peace & happiness,

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