Bug#270147: apt: segfault in package removal
merge 270147 81829
On Sun, Sep 05, 2004 at 11:55:25AM -0700, Ryan Lovett wrote:
> Other apt bug reports reported success in moving aside
> /var/cache/apt/*.bin so I did that and was able to remove the package
> without a segfault.
Then it's clear that this is a duplicate report. Merging.
> I still have the *.bin files if someone needs them.
It seems quite likely that they are corrupt. I don't think there are any
documented cases of apt corrupting the files on its own, but it is
apparently quite common for kernel/fs bugs and the like to cause this.