aptitude segfaults reliably in aptitude why-not

Bug #307984 reported by Thinboy00 on 2008-12-14

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Bug Description

Binary package hint: aptitude

I did
$ aptitude why-not enlightenment
and it segfaulted
Strace attached (bzip2'ed to speed up/downloading)
Intrepid
$ aptitude --version
aptitude 0.4.11.3 compiled at Sep 2 2008 12:39:43
Compiler: g++ 4.3.2
Compiled against:
  apt version 4.6.0
  NCurses version 5.6
  libsigc++ version: 2.0.18
  Ept support enabled.

Current library versions:
  NCurses version: ncurses 5.6.20071124
  cwidget version: 0.5.12
  Apt version: 4.6.0

What it should have done:
Informed me that "enlightenment" is not actually a package, but that several things which are packages refer to it by that name.

This does not affect other packages or "aptitude why enlightenment", although the latter does not indicate that e is not a package.

I have e16 installed via apt and e17 installed via the script mentioned in the forums.

Thinboy00 (thinboy00) wrote :
description: updated
Thinboy00 (thinboy00) wrote :

More information at bug 467798 (which is already marked as a duplicate). I didn't know how to get apport to attach the information here directly.

Thinboy00 (thinboy00) wrote :

This does not require one to have enlightenment installed. Furthermore, it works on two radically different architectures (see duplicate).

Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

Works fine here in bionic. Still an issue?

Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

Thinboy00,

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 8.10 (intrepid) reached end-of-life on April 30, 2010.

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:
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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: New → Incomplete
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