aptitude loop infinitely on ^D (eof) at prompt

Bug #236944 reported by Bertrand Janin on 2008-06-02
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
aptitude (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: aptitude

On a "aptitude dist-upgrade" I got prompted for a dependency resolution: Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?]. I typed Ctrl-D by mistake (end-of-file) and aptitude entered an infinite loop of prompts and errors. Typically, on other prompts, ^D is a cancellation.

Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?] *** ERROR: search aborted by fatal exception. You may continue
           searching, but some solutions will be unreachable.
Unexpected end-of-file on standard input

Description: Ubuntu 8.04
Release: 8.04

  Installed: 0.4.9-2ubuntu5
  Candidate: 0.4.9-2ubuntu5
  Version table:
 *** 0.4.9-2ubuntu5 0
        500 http://mirror.cs.umn.edu hardy/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu. Hardy reached EOL on May 12, 2011.
Please see this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases:

I've tried recreating this bug with Oneiric and was unable to, given the information you've provided. Please either a) upgrade and test or b) increase the verbosity of the steps to recreate it so we can try again.

Please feel free to report any other bugs you may find.

Changed in aptitude (Ubuntu):
status: New → 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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