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Re: aptitude not working

From: Richard Braun
Subject: Re: aptitude not working
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2016 14:49:35 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Mon, Nov 07, 2016 at 02:44:13PM +0100, Riccardo Mottola wrote:
> anybody of you using aptitude?
> It has a strange malfunction to me: I select the action on packages (e.g.
> opdate or install) then confirm the next review step then, if necessary,
> downloads will happen, then it hangs. It never starts unpacking/configuring
> things. I can hit ctr-lc and notice that if I typed something (like Q for
> quit or G for go) that has been written on the command prompt!
> It is not a new bug, but a nuiseance for sure. Does it happen only for me?

I use aptitude and have no such problem. On the other hand, the Hurd
may be hanging. Using aptitude can lead to large memory usage, which
can increase swap usage, and fill kernel memory (in older kernels at

So, what's your version of GNU Mach ? And how much memory do you have
on your system ?

Richard Braun

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