Bug#403985: apt-get update crashes in pkgAcqDiffIndex::ParseDiffIndex
* jacob kuenzel (firstname.lastname@example.org) [070104 04:22]:
> Yay, I got this fixed.
> As a temporary workaround, I found that by removing the files in
> /var/lib/apt/lists, I was able to avoid having that ParseDiffIndex function
> Then I rembered that when I installed the system, unstable had a bug in
> libattr (I think) that caused ls and many other very basic utilities to stop
> working. Some of the other packages on my system were
> apparently messed up from that, so I just did a reinstall of every package
> on the system. Now apt-get update runs without a crash. No idea what was
> *actually* causing the crash, but I guess it's not such
> a pressing matter anymore.
> I'm pretty new to the Debian bug tracking system. Should this bug be changed
Basically, we should let this bug open at the current severity - apt
should never crash, even if the index is corrupt.