[Aptitude-devel] Bug#969363: aptitude: goes to 100%CPU and ram usage skyrocketting when handling dependencies

ydirson at free.fr ydirson at free.fr
Tue Sep 1 10:15:52 BST 2020

Package: aptitude
Version: 0.8.13-2

Starting from a task-desktop-lxde setup, and trying to remove xserver-xorg-video-all and
reselecting packages I don't want to go away seems to cause issues to aptitude.

I'm keeping an aptitude bundle for initial state, available on request (not sure it makes
sense to attach 500MB here).

>From there:

- select xserver-xorg-video-all for removal, then xserver-xorg-video-amdgpu for install
- solve conflicts (marks task-desktop-lxde task-desktop for removal)
- in task-lxde-desktop deps select lxde

Now aptitude quickly reaches 100%CPU and we can watch its memory usage go up.

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