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Re: apt cache files (*.bin) corruption

> Andy Hawkins wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Recently, I've been getting regular instances of the bin files in
>> /var/cache/apt getting corrupted (any apt related command seg-faults
>> unless
>> I delete these files and do another 'update).
> It happened to me a couple of weeks ago, when I erroneously ran two
> instances of aptitude on two ttys. I don't know how I interleaved the
> various commands I gave on both instances, but the result was exactly
> this, the .bin files corrupted and the consequent segfaults.

That is interesting.  Aptitude always complains that it cannot get a lock
and opens read-only when I try that.  I wonder why it didn't for you.


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