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Bug 155990 - apt-shell crashes while executing "install kernel"
Summary: apt-shell crashes while executing "install kernel"
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: apt
Version: 3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Panu Matilainen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-26 14:19 UTC by Stefan Hoelldampf
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: 0.5.15cnc7-6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-06-27 18:29:28 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Fix the segfault (deleted)
2005-04-28 15:51 UTC, Panu Matilainen
no flags Details | Diff

Description Stefan Hoelldampf 2005-04-26 14:19:20 UTC
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Description of problem:
apt-shell crashes while executing "install kernel".

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start apt-shell as root
2. Type "install kernel"

Actual Results:  > # apt-shell
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> Welcome to the APT shell. Type "help" for more information.
> apt> install kernel
> Package kernel is a virtual package provided by:
> Segmentation fault
> # 

Expected Results:  No segmentation fault

Additional info:

"apt-get install kernel" does not crash:

> # apt-get install kernel
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> Selecting kernel#2.6.11-1.14_FC3 for 'kernel'
> kernel#2.6.11-1.14_FC3 is already the newest version.
> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 removed and 0 not upgraded.

I have tried to debug apt using the debuginfo-package and DDD.
apt-shell crashes when calling
   bool Res = Map[I].Handler(*this);
in contrib/ in function
   bool CommandLine::DispatchArg(Dispatch *Map,bool NoMatch)

Unfortunately, GDB crashes itself if I try to step into the funtions :-(

Comment 1 Panu Matilainen 2005-04-28 15:51:22 UTC
Created attachment 113791 [details]
Fix the segfault 

This patch fixes the segfault which was simply caused by just apt-shell having
older buggy copy-pasted code of apt-get.

Comment 2 Panu Matilainen 2005-04-28 15:55:22 UTC
Ville - please add the patch to FE CVS. Dunno if this alone is worth an actual
update, maybe it is because segfaults from package managers aren't nice :-/
Oh and the patch is already in apt-rpm upstream as well.

Comment 3 Ville Skyttä 2005-04-28 20:58:52 UTC
Done for both FC-3 and devel.  You decide whether an update is needed, just go
and add apt to the FC3Status and FC4Status queues if so.

Comment 4 Panu Matilainen 2005-06-27 18:29:28 UTC
This is fixed in the version that landed in extras last week.

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