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Bug#140391: marked as done (apt: Umm... apt-get update now segfaults trying to read the package list )



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Subject: apt: Umm... apt-get update now segfaults trying to read the package list 
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Package: apt
Version: 0.5.4
Severity: critical

Any idea how I can track this down?  I see:

[...]
Hit ftp://debian.res.cmu.edu unstable/main Packages
Hit ftp://debian.res.cmu.edu unstable/main Release
Hit http://http.us.debian.org unstable/non-free Sources
Hit http://http.us.debian.org unstable/non-free Release
Segmentation faultsts... 0%
Reading Package Lists...Segmentation fault
Reading Package Lists...Segmentation fault
Segmentation faultsts... 0%
root@aris:~# 

-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Kernel Version: Linux aris 2.4.17 #1 Mon Mar 25 14:43:09 MST 2002 i686 unknown

Versions of the packages apt depends on:
ii  libc6          2.2.5-4        GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone
ii  libstdc++2.10- 2.95.4-5       The GNU stdc++ library

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Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 15:15:39 -0700 (MST)
From: Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@debian.org>
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Subject: Re: Bug#140391: apt: Umm... apt-get update now segfaults trying to read the package list
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On Thu, 28 Mar 2002, John Wiegley wrote:

> >>>>> On Thu Mar 28, Jason writes:
> 
> > Almost certainly your cache files have somehow become corrupted (are
> > you using XFS?)
> 
> Yes

XFS is known to have some oddball file corruption bug with APT.

Jason


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