aptitude prints extra white space

Bug #202240 reported by tgelter on 2008-03-14
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
aptitude (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Extra line-feeds are beint printed to STDOUT (file handle 1) when doing an "aptitude safe-upgrade".
In other words, a bunch of extra white space is printed after typing the command and hitting 'enter' (no, I'm not holding down the enter key or pushing it multiple times).
I have not seen any other command-line applications experiencing similar problems.

DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu hardy (development branch)"

  Installed: 0.4.9-2ubuntu4
  Candidate: 0.4.9-2ubuntu4
  Version table:
 *** 0.4.9-2ubuntu4 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

tgelter (timothy-gelter) wrote :
pauls (paulatgm) wrote :

I've been having this problem since upgrading to hardy alpha about a month ago. Some additional observations:

- it happens in any terminal (konsole, gnome-terminal, xfce-terminal)

- sometimes, when it scrolls, it fails to stop and prompt on whether to proceed with the upgrade .. it just goes ahead and does it. THIS IS A SECURITY ISSUE in my opinion!

- it seems to only be related to running aptitude

tgelter (timothy-gelter) wrote :

pauls makes a good point; I also have noticed that it proceeds with the upgrade without asking permission though I failed to make note of that (even though it's the most important part of this bug...)

Andy Brody (abrody) wrote :

I also observed this in Hardy Alpha and Beta. I do seem to recall it proceeding with the upgrade without prompting, as well.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

Reproducible in hardy, intrepid, and jaunty.

Changed in aptitude:
status: New → Confirmed
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