[Aptitude-devel] Bug#373846: aptitude: Aptitude still using gigabytes of memory

Brian Henning lotharyx at gmail.com
Sat Mar 28 14:49:42 GMT 2020

Package: aptitude
Version: 0.8.12-3
Followup-For: Bug #373846

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?

Some unknown sequence of packages slowly being installed and perhaps
getting broken over time?  It only showed up when I started trying to
install libpcl-dev:i386, but now aptitude is stuck trying to resolve
dependencies.  Nothing I can do seems to be able to stop it; that is, if
I kill aptitude and start it again, it just starts over trying to
resolve dependencies.  If I try to use the "Cancel pending actions",
aptitude dies with a segfault (I will open a separate bug for this
specific behavior).

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or

Nothing was effective.  Killing and restarting aptitude had no effect.
"Cancel pending actions" led to a SIGSEGV and also had no positive

Based on the advice of closed bug #665794, I have used
aptitude-create-state-bundle; the file is 168 MB.  Kindly suggest where
to upload it.

Many thanks.

-- Package-specific info:
Terminal: xterm-256color
$DISPLAY is set.
which aptitude: /usr/bin/aptitude

aptitude version information:
aptitude 0.8.12
Compiler: g++ 9.2.1 20200224
Compiled against:
  apt version 6.0.0
  NCurses version 6.2
  libsigc++ version: 2.10.2
  Gtk+ support disabled.
  Qt support disabled.

Current library versions:
  NCurses version: ncurses 6.1.20191019
  cwidget version: 0.5.18
  Apt version: 6.0.0

aptitude linkage:
	linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007ffd38baf000)
	libapt-pkg.so.6.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libapt-pkg.so.6.0 (0x00007f1299a4f000)
	libncursesw.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libncursesw.so.6 (0x00007f1299a14000)
	libtinfo.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libtinfo.so.6 (0x00007f12999e5000)
	libsigc-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libsigc-2.0.so.0 (0x00007f12999dc000)
	libcwidget.so.4 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcwidget.so.4 (0x00007f12998d6000)
	libsqlite3.so.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libsqlite3.so.0 (0x00007f12997ad000)
	libboost_iostreams.so.1.67.0 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libboost_iostreams.so.1.67.0 (0x00007f129978d000)
	libxapian.so.30 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libxapian.so.30 (0x00007f1299573000)
	libpthread.so.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007f1299552000)
	libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6 (0x00007f1299379000)
	libm.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6 (0x00007f1299234000)
	libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00007f129921a000)
	libc.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (0x00007f1299058000)
	libresolv.so.2 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libresolv.so.2 (0x00007f1299040000)
	libz.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libz.so.1 (0x00007f1299023000)
	libbz2.so.1.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libbz2.so.1.0 (0x00007f1299010000)
	liblzma.so.5 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/liblzma.so.5 (0x00007f1298fe7000)
	liblz4.so.1 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/liblz4.so.1 (0x00007f1298fc5000)
	libzstd.so.1 => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libzstd.so.1 (0x00007f1298f19000)
	libudev.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libudev.so.1 (0x00007f1298eee000)
	libsystemd.so.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libsystemd.so.0 (0x00007f1298e4e000)
	libgcrypt.so.20 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgcrypt.so.20 (0x00007f1298d31000)
	/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007f129a0c1000)
	libdl.so.2 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdl.so.2 (0x00007f1298d2c000)
	librt.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/librt.so.1 (0x00007f1298d1f000)
	libuuid.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libuuid.so.1 (0x00007f1298d16000)
	libgpg-error.so.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgpg-error.so.0 (0x00007f1298cf3000)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: bullseye/sid
  APT prefers oldstable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'oldstable-updates'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'oldstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386, armhf

Kernel: Linux 4.19.13 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages aptitude depends on:
ii  aptitude-common           0.8.12-3
ii  libapt-pkg6.0             2.0.1
ii  libboost-iostreams1.67.0  1.67.0-13
ii  libc6                     2.29-5
ii  libcwidget4               0.5.18-5
ii  libgcc-s1                 10-20200324-1
ii  libncursesw6              6.1+20191019-1
ii  libsigc++-2.0-0v5         2.10.2-1
ii  libsqlite3-0              3.30.1+fossil191229-1
ii  libstdc++6                9.2.1-21
ii  libtinfo6                 6.1+20191019-1
ii  libxapian30               1.4.14-2

Versions of packages aptitude recommends:
ii  libparse-debianchangelog-perl  1.2.0-13
ii  sensible-utils                 0.0.12+nmu1

Versions of packages aptitude suggests:
pn  apt-xapian-index                <none>
ii  aptitude-doc-en [aptitude-doc]  0.8.12-1
pn  debtags                         <none>
ii  tasksel                         3.49

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