[Aptitude-devel] Bug#963790: Bug#963790: aptitude: crashes on arm64

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Sat Jun 27 17:19:37 BST 2020

Hi Mikulas,

Mikulas Patocka wrote:
> > > Aptitude crashes on arm64. If I ress 'q' and quit aptitude, I get a crash.
> > > If I press 'g' to let aptitude do some work, I get a crash.
> > 
> > Hmmm, I assume this is reproducible on your machine?
> Yes - it is 100% reproducible.


> I've found out that the crash only happens with the kernel 5.8-rc. 
> Aptitude works on 5.7.

Okay… O.o

Wonder if this should be reassigned to the kernel then. Any chance
that you find evidence in this by other similar (maybe other curses or
slang?) applications crashing, too.

> So, it may be bug in the kernel and not aptitude. I 
> bisected it, and it is caused by the kernel commit 
> d27865279f12035c730818aa1a0280fada866a37.

This seems to be an arm64-only commit, so I assume this is really

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