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Bug#554349: apt: Method rred has died unexpectedly!

On Tue, Nov 03, 2009 at 11:21:48PM -0500, Faheem Mitha wrote:
> Package: apt
> Version:
> Severity: normal
> I am currently getting the following. My guess is a malformed pdiff
> file. A couple of other people of #debian (oftc) have been seeing
> similar errors. Possibly related to
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=545694 but this is
> supposedly fixed on 0.7.24 and one of my co-bug-reporters can
> reproduce this on sid.
> Note the same pdiff, 2009-11-04-0016.39.pdiff, occurs before each
> error.
> This is the first joint bug report I've filed, and I've been using
> Debian and filing bug reports since 2001. :-)

Thanks for your bugreport. 

I can reproduce the failure here and I'm looking into the problem
now. As a workaround you can run:

# apt-get update -o Acquire::PDiffs=false


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