apt-check (update-notifier) segfaults if apt lists are not world readable

Bug #944751 reported by Sergio Callegari on 2012-03-02
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update-notifier (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

/usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check segfaults if /etc/apt/sources.list is not readable by everybody.

Sergio Callegari (callegar) wrote :

Obviously it should provide a meaningful error message rather than segfaulting.

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