Aptitude crashes when fetching repository package list

Bug #191094 reported by xavierzenith on 2008-02-11
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This bug affects 4 people
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Bug Description

Kubuntu 7.10; KDE 3;
aptitude 0.4.6.1 compiled at Sep 15 2007 09:17:56
Compiler: g++ 4.1.3 20070831 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.1.2-16ubuntu1)

NCurses version: 5.6
libsigc++ version: 2.0.17

aptitude crashes when attempting to update repository package lists.

EDIT: Very random. Reboot sometime helps, but doesn't help in other instances. Also, this only happens to aptitude when used in Kuake terminal. aptitude functions normally when executed in Konsole.

Apt-get does not seem to be effected, just aptitude.

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Here's the error and backtrace:

~$ sudo aptitude update
Ign cdrom://Kubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016.1) gutsy/main Translation-en_US
Ign cdrom://Kubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016.1) gutsy/restricted Translation-en_US
Get:1 http://packages.medibuntu.org gutsy Release.gpg [189B]
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org gutsy/free Translation-en_US
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org gutsy/non-free Translation-en_US
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org gutsy Release
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org gutsy/free Packages
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org gutsy/non-free Packages
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org gutsy/free Packages
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org gutsy/non-free Packages
Get:2 http://archive.canonical.com gutsy Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://archive.canonical.com gutsy/partner Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.canonical.com gutsy Release
Hit http://archive.canonical.com gutsy/partner Packages
Hit http://archive.canonical.com gutsy/partner Sources
99% [Connecting to archive.ubuntu.com] [Connecting to security.ubuntu.com] 1603B/s 0s*** glibc detected *** aptitude: double free or corruption (!prev): 0x082f6e38 ***
======= Backtrace: =========
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6[0xb7c70d65]
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(cfree+0x90)[0xb7c74800]
/usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6(_ZdlPv+0x21)[0xb7e38d81]
aptitude[0x820ec46]
aptitude[0x820cf0e]
aptitude[0x815651b]
aptitude[0x81543fb]
aptitude[0x8053f69]
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe0)[0xb7c1d050]
aptitude[0x80523d1]
======= Memory map: ========
08048000-082e9000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1226469 /usr/bin/aptitude
082e9000-082eb000 rw-p 002a0000 08:02 1226469 /usr/bin/aptitude
082eb000-08351000 rw-p 082eb000 00:00 0 [heap]
b7900000-b7921000 rw-p b7900000 00:00 0
b7921000-b7a00000 ---p b7921000 00:00 0
b7adc000-b7add000 rw-p b7adc000 00:00 0
b7add000-b7b1c000 r--p 00000000 08:02 1308633 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_CTYPE
b7b1c000-b7b1d000 r--p 00000000 08:02 1308638 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_NUMERIC
b7b1d000-b7bfd000 r--p 00000000 08:02 1308632 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_COLLATE
b7bfd000-b7bfe000 rw-p b7bfd000 00:00 0
b7bfe000-b7c00000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1586196 /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libdl-2.6.1.so
b7c00000-b7c02000 rw-p 00001000 08:02 1586196 /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libdl-2.6.1.so
b7c02000-b7c04000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1586283 /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libutil-2.6.1.so
b7c04000-b7c06000 rw-p 00001000 08:02 1586283 /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libutil-2.6.1.so
b7c06000-b7c07000 rw-p b7c06000 00:00 0
b7c07000-b7d4b000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1586171 /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc-2.6.1.so
b7d4b000-b7d4c000 r--p 00143000 08:02 1586171 /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc-2.6.1.so
b7d4c000-b7d4e000 rw-p 00144000 08:02 1586171 /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc-2.6.1.so
b7d4e000-b7d51000 rw-p b7d4e000 00:00 0
b7d51000-b7d5b000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1586211 /lib/libgcc_s.so.1
b7d5b000-b7d5c000 rw-p 0000a000 08:02 1586211 /lib/libgcc_s.so.1
b7d5c000-b7d7f000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1586203 /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libm-2.6.1.so
b7d7f000-b7d81000 rw-p 00023000 08:02 1586203 /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libm-2.6.1.so
b7d81000-b7e69000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1228908 /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6.0.9
b7e69000-b7e6c000 r--p 000e8000 08:02 1228908 /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6.0.9
b7e6c000-b7e6e000 rw-p 000eb000 08:02 1228908 /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6.0.9
b7e6e000-b7e74000 rw-p b7e6e000 00:00 0
b7e74000-b7e88000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1586256 /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libpthread-2.6.1.so
b7e88000-b7e8a000 rw-p 00013000 08:02 1586256 /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libpthread-2.6.1.so
b7e8a000-b7e8c000 rw-p b7e8a000 00:00 0
b7e8c000-b7e91000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1228881 /usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0.0.0
b7e91000-b7e92000 rw-p 00004000 08:02 1228881 /usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0.0.0
b7e92000-b7e93000 rw-p b7e92000 00:00 0
b7e93000-b7eda000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1586225 /lib/libncursesw.so.5.6
b7eda000-b7ee2000 rw-p 00046000 08:02 1586225 /lib/libncursesw.so.5.6
b7ee2000-b7fae000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1228107 /usr/lib/libapt-pkg-libc6.6-6.so.4.5.0
b7fae000-b7fb1000 rw-p 000cb000 08:02 1228107 /usr/lib/libapt-pkg-libc6.6-6.so.4.5.0
b7fb1000-b7fb2000 r--p 00000000 08:02 1308641 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_TIME
b7fb2000-b7fb3000 r--p 00000000 08:02 1308636 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_MONETARY
b7fb3000-b7fb4000 r--p 00000000 08:02 1308642 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_MESSAGES/SYS_LC_MESSAGES
b7fb4000-b7fb5000 r--p 00000000 08:02 1308639 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_PAPER
b7fb5000-b7fb6000 r--p 00000000 08:02 1308637 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_NAME
b7fb6000-b7fb7000 r--p 00000000 08:02 1308631 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_ADDRESS
b7fb7000-b7fb8000 r--p 00000000 08:02 1308640 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_TELEPHONE
b7fb8000-b7fb9000 r--p 00000000 08:02 1308635 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_MEASUREMENT
b7fb9000-b7fc0000 r--s 00000000 08:02 1226531 /usr/lib/gconv/gconv-modules.cache
b7fc0000-b7fc1000 r--p 00000000 08:02 1308634 /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_IDENTIFICATION
b7fc1000-b7fc3000 rw-p b7fc1000 00:00 0
b7fc3000-b7fdd000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 1586212 Aborted (core dumped)
~$
====

Xavier

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description: updated
ironstorm (ironstorm-gmail) wrote :
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Happened to me also...

I've been seeing aptitude download a bit then pause, I suspect my router is the culprit for that...

ged@quadcore:~/workspace/ctest$ aptitude update
Hit http://dl.google.com testing Release.gpg
Ign http://dl.google.com testing/non-free Translation-en_CA
Hit http://dl.google.com testing Release
Hit http://dl.google.com testing/non-free Packages
Get:1 http://mirrors.ccs.neu.edu intrepid Release.gpg [189B]
Ign http://mirrors.ccs.neu.edu intrepid/main Translation-en_CA
Ign http://mirrors.ccs.neu.edu intrepid/universe Translation-en_CA
Get:2 http://mirrors.ccs.neu.edu intrepid/restricted Translation-en_CA [3750B]
Ign http://mirrors.ccs.neu.edu intrepid/multiverse Translation-en_CA
Get:3 http://mirrors.ccs.neu.edu intrepid Release [65.9kB]
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid/main Translation-en_CA
Get:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net intrepid Release [27.6kB]
Hit http://wine.budgetdedicated.com intrepid Release.gpg
Ign http://wine.budgetdedicated.com intrepid/main Translation-en_CA
Get:5 http://mirrors.ccs.neu.edu intrepid/main Packages [1254kB]
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net int...

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ironstorm (ironstorm-gmail) wrote :

It would seem part of my problem is that my terminal has too many columns... A few months back I got a 30" monitor, when one maximizes the terminal and does "echo ${COLUMNS}" the result is "423" ... rows are around 113 or 114

At this width, when I do "aptitude install" with some large package, aptitude freezes as soon as the "[speed/sec]" is shown on the right side of the terminal.

When I reduce the size of the terminal down to a smaller width/height, I do not experience the same freeze ups... I suspect the freeze ups eventually crash out...

Hugo Alvarado (hugo102) wrote :

I had the same problem with aptitude:

97% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] 188B/s 0s*** glibc detected *** aptitude: double free or corruption (out): 0x0a728cc8 ***
======= Backtrace: =========
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6[0xb79c6604]
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(cfree+0x96)[0xb79c85b6]

And it was because of I had two monitors at the same time, and the terminal was as wide as both of them, afer I resized the terminal to normal (only in one monitor) I was able to finish the update successfully.

Martin Majlis (martin-majlis) wrote :
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I confirm this bug - crashing is based on terminal size.

Terminal size:
24 x 364 => Segmentation fault
24 x 363 => Ok

23 x 344 => Segmentation fault
24 x 344 => Sgmentation fault
25 x 344 => Segmentation faul
25 x 343 => Ok
24 x 343 => Ok
23 x 343 => Ok

echo ${LINES} ${COLUMNS}; sudo aptitude update
24 344
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty Release.gpg
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Translation-en_GB
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/restricted Translation-en_GB
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security Release.gpg
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/universe Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe Translation-en_GB
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/universe Translation-en_GB
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security Release
Ign http://download.skype.com stable Release.gpg
Ign http://download.skype.com stable/non-free Translation-en_GB
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates Release
Ign http://download.skype.com stable Release
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/restricted Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/multiverse Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/universe Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/universe Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://download.skype.com stable/non-free Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/multiverse Packages
*** glibc detected *** aptitude: free(): invalid pointer: 0x0b265d38 ***
======= Backtrace: =========
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6[0xb7aaa604]
/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(cfree+0x96)[0xb7aac5b6]
/usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6(_ZdlPv+0x21)[0xb7c8c231]
/usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0(_ZN4sigc9slot_baseD1Ev+0x3f)[0xb7f7c22f]
/usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0(_ZNSt4listIN4sigc9slot_baseESaIS1_EE5eraseESt14_List_iteratorIS1_E+0x37)[0xb7f7b5c7]
/usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0(_ZN4sigc8internal11signal_impl5sweepEv+0x58)[0xb7f7b218]
/usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0(_ZN4sigc8internal11signal_impl6notifyEPv+0x30)[0xb7f7b250]
/usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0(_ZN4sigc8internal8slot_rep10disconnectEv+0x27)[0xb7f7bed7]
/usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0(_ZN4sigc8internal8slot_rep6notifyEPv+0x35)[0xb7f7bf25]
/usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0(_ZN4sigc8internal23trackable_callback_listD1Ev+0x31)[0xb7f7b811]
/usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0(_ZN4sigc9trackable16notify_callbacksEv+0x2b)[0xb7f7b89b]
/usr/lib/libsigc-2.0.so.0(_ZN4sigc9trackableD2Ev+0x1d)[0xb7f7b90d]
aptitude[0x816e17b]
aptitude[0x818cd6d]
aptitude[0x818a5ee]
aptitude[0x814e76e]
aptitud...

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Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Henrik (neu242) wrote :

This bug is related to bug #515525, since the same workaround works there. Another workaround (from that issue) is to run aptitude with -q.

Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

To anyone affected by this issue,

We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to review all reported bugs in a timely manner. You reported this bug some time ago and there have been many changes in Ubuntu since that time.

Ubuntu 7.10 (gutsy) reached end-of-life on April 18th, 2009.

Do you still see a problem related to the one that you reported in a currently supported version of Ubuntu?

See this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

Please let us know if you do otherwise this bug report can be left to expire in approximately 60 days time.

Thank you for helping make Ubuntu better.

Paul White
[Ubuntu Bug Squad]

Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for aptitude (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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