[Aptitude-devel] Bug#814408: aptitude uses all disk space (12G) with recursive trace-dump in /tmp

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 11:57:48 UTC 2016

Control: severity -1 minor


2016-02-11 10:00 Chris Tillman:
>Package: aptitude
>Version: 0.7.5-3
>Severity: critical
>Justification: breaks unrelated software

This is not a critical bug by any strectch, anymore than wget or any
browser might break unrelated software if you download a partition
without enough space (when other packages depend on empty space in that
partition to work fine).  Many packages use /tmp and can cause this
problem under various circumstances, even with much smaller files.

Simply downloading files in aptitude for an upgrade can fill up
/var/cache/apt/archives, which might mean / and /tmp if it's a single
partition, and aptitude never stopped to be released because of that

There is a simple workaround for that, I suspect, which is to use the
defaults and not enable options related with trace-dumps.

It would be useful though if you could mention the exact config or
command line options that you enabled to make this happen.

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

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