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
>> 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.