update-notifier crashes if aptitude is running

Bug #1387827 reported by SlugiusRex on 2014-10-30
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update-notifier (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

if you are running aptitude, the update notifier will crash.

Steps to reproduce ::
1) boot ubuntu
2) immediately start aptitude using sudo apitude
3) use aptitude to download the package list

if you do it fast enough then update notifier fail.

When you try to submit a bug, the report is rejected because there are obsolete packages.

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