[Aptitude-devel] Bug#980035: aptitude: segmentation fault when starting aptitude

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Wed Jan 13 11:04:57 GMT 2021

On 2021-01-13 11:24:33 +0100, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> A bundle is available for a limited time:
>   https://www.vinc17.net/aptitude-segv.bundle
> I can reproduce the crash (but not always) with
>   aptitude-run-state-bundle aptitude-segv.bundle
> on this machine and on another one.

When it doesn't crash, aptitude doesn't suggest any action.

But on a 3rd machine, which has the same aptitude version, but older
versions of dependencies, aptitude never crashes, and I get:

[1(1)/...] Actions: 2 keeps, 1 upgrade
e: Examine  !: Apply  .: Next  ,: Previous

and 'e' says:

                Packages                          Resolve Dependencies
  --\ Keep the following packages at their current version:                     
    desktop-file-utils                         [0.26-1 (now, testing, unstable)]
    gvfs-common                              [1.46.1-2 (now, testing, unstable)]
  --\ Upgrade the following packages:
    libmtp-common     [1.1.17-3 now, testing, unstable -> 1.1.18-1 experimental]

(suggesting to upgrade a package to experimental like that is
incorrect, unless aptitude already broke the system).

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