Debian Bug report logs - #566205
aptitude: status messages don't get erased

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Package: aptitude; Maintainer for aptitude is Aptitude Development Team <>; Source for aptitude is src:aptitude.

Reported by: Miles Bader <>

Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 23:57:01 UTC

Severity: minor

Found in version aptitude/

Fixed in version aptitude/

Done: Daniel Burrows <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Daniel Burrows <>:
Bug#566205; Package aptitude. (Thu, 21 Jan 2010 23:57:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Miles Bader <>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Daniel Burrows <>. (Thu, 21 Jan 2010 23:57:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Miles Bader <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: aptitude: status messages don't get erased
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 08:47:02 +0900
Package: aptitude
Severity: minor

After starting aptitude, there's a sort of "info line", colored blue, at
the bottom of the screen.

If I move to the first package (in my case, "adduser"), and hit the "C"
command to show the changelog, a _second_ status line is added at the
bottom, displaying messages like "Downloading the changelog of adduser",
with a percentage at the far right.

That's all nice, but once this "status line" has been added, it never
goes away, and always seems to display the last message that was there,
even if it's clearly out of date -- e.g., currently I've seen the
changelog, and quit back to the main package listing display, but the
"status line" is still showing:

   Downloading the changelog of adduser          0%

complete with bogus percentage [some whitespace removed for clarity].

[So now there's now _two_ blue lines at the bottom of the display, the
normal "info line", and the bogus "status line" beneath it; nothing
seems to make the added status line go away, although new status
messages will change its contents (and then the new contents
subsequently persist).]

It looks like a cleanup call was missed somewhere...



-- Package-specific info:
aptitude compiled at Jan 21 2010 06:50:12
Compiler: g++ 4.4.3 20100108 (prerelease)
Compiled against:
  apt version 4.8.0
  NCurses version 5.7
  libsigc++ version:
  Ept support enabled.
  Gtk+ support disabled.

Current library versions:
  NCurses version: ncurses 5.7.20090803
  cwidget version: 0.5.16
  Apt version: 4.8.0 =>  (0x00007fff2a680000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007f195186a000) => /lib/ (0x00007f1951619000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007f195122b000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007f1951026000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007f1950d5a000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007f1950ae2000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007f195078c000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007f1950575000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007f19502e8000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007f19500dd000) => /lib/ (0x00007f194fec1000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007f194fbb7000) => /lib/ (0x00007f194f935000) => /lib/ (0x00007f194f71f000) => /lib/ (0x00007f194f3ca000) => /lib/ (0x00007f194f1c7000) => /lib/ (0x00007f194efc3000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007f194ed9f000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007f194ea25000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007f194e7f0000) => /lib/ (0x00007f194e5df000) => /lib/ (0x00007f194e3d7000)
	/lib64/ (0x00007f1951b4a000) => /lib/ (0x00007f194e1d2000) => /lib/ (0x00007f194df9b000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00007f194dd73000)
Terminal: xterm
$DISPLAY is set.
`which aptitude`: /usr/bin/aptitude
aptitude version information:

aptitude linkage:

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers oldstable
  APT policy: (500, 'oldstable'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (101, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ja_JP.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages aptitude depends on:
ii  apt [libapt-pkg-libc6.9         Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii  libboost-iostreams1.40. 1.40.0-6         Boost.Iostreams Library
ii  libc6                   2.10.2-5         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcwidget3             0.5.16-3         high-level terminal interface libr
ii  libept0                 0.5.30           High-level library for managing De
ii  libgcc1                 1:4.5-20100103-1 GCC support library
ii  liblog4cxx10            0.10.0-1.1       A logging library for C++
ii  libncursesw5            5.7+20090803-2   shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libsigc++-2.0-0c2a        type-safe Signal Framework for C++
ii  libsqlite3-0            3.6.21-2         SQLite 3 shared library
ii  libstdc++6              4.5-20100103-1   The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libxapian15             1.0.17-1         Search engine library
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages aptitude recommends:
pn  apt-xapian-index              <none>     (no description available)
ii  aptitude-doc-en [aptitude-doc  English manual for aptitude, a ter
pn  libparse-debianchangelog-perl <none>     (no description available)
ii  sensible-utils                0.0.2      Utilities for sensible alternative

Versions of packages aptitude suggests:
pn  debtags                       <none>     (no description available)
pn  tasksel                       <none>     (no description available)

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Added tag(s) pending. Request was from Daniel Burrows <> to (Sat, 30 Jan 2010 16:03:31 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to
Bug#566205; Package aptitude. (Sat, 30 Jan 2010 16:30:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Daniel Burrows <>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. (Sat, 30 Jan 2010 16:30:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #12 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Daniel Burrows <>
To: Miles Bader <>,, Cyril Brulebois <>,, Rick Thomas <>,
Subject: Upload is pending on an apt upload.
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 08:01:27 -0800
  I have an upload prepared to fix these bugs, but I can't upload it
because the apt includes are broken (just filed a bug about it).


Added blocking bug(s) of 566205: 567662 Request was from Daniel Burrows <> to (Sat, 30 Jan 2010 18:51:16 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Daniel Burrows <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Wed, 03 Feb 2010 06:21:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Miles Bader <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Wed, 03 Feb 2010 06:21:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #19 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Daniel Burrows <>
Subject: Bug#566205: fixed in aptitude
Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 06:17:27 +0000
Source: aptitude

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
aptitude, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/a/aptitude/aptitude-dbg_0.6.1.5-2_i386.deb
  to main/a/aptitude/aptitude-doc-cs_0.6.1.5-2_all.deb
  to main/a/aptitude/aptitude-doc-en_0.6.1.5-2_all.deb
  to main/a/aptitude/aptitude-doc-es_0.6.1.5-2_all.deb
  to main/a/aptitude/aptitude-doc-fi_0.6.1.5-2_all.deb
  to main/a/aptitude/aptitude-doc-fr_0.6.1.5-2_all.deb
  to main/a/aptitude/aptitude-doc-ja_0.6.1.5-2_all.deb
  to main/a/aptitude/aptitude-gtk_0.6.1.5-2_i386.deb
  to main/a/aptitude/aptitude_0.6.1.5-2.diff.gz
  to main/a/aptitude/aptitude_0.6.1.5-2.dsc
  to main/a/aptitude/aptitude_0.6.1.5-2_i386.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Daniel Burrows <> (supplier of updated aptitude package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
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Format: 1.8
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 07:30:33 -0800
Source: aptitude
Binary: aptitude aptitude-gtk aptitude-dbg aptitude-doc-cs aptitude-doc-en aptitude-doc-es aptitude-doc-fi aptitude-doc-fr aptitude-doc-ja
Architecture: source i386 all
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Daniel Burrows <>
Changed-By: Daniel Burrows <>
 aptitude   - terminal-based package manager (terminal interface only)
 aptitude-dbg - Debug symbols for the aptitude package manager
 aptitude-doc-cs - Czech manual for aptitude, a terminal-based package manager
 aptitude-doc-en - English manual for aptitude, a terminal-based package manager
 aptitude-doc-es - Spanish manual for aptitude, a terminal-based package manager
 aptitude-doc-fi - Finnish manual for aptitude, a terminal-based package manager
 aptitude-doc-fr - French manual for aptitude, a terminal-based package manager
 aptitude-doc-ja - Japanese manual for aptitude, a terminal-based package manager
 aptitude-gtk - terminal-based package manager (GUI and terminal interfaces)
Closes: 566205 566780 567242
 aptitude ( unstable; urgency=low
   * Ignore failures in the Boost unit test everywhere; it's just too flaky
     (Closes: #566780).
   * Backport patch from head to make sure the changelog progress bar is
     safely destroyed after it downloads (Closes: #566205).
   * Backport patch from head to fix crashes when changing the settings of
     the command-line resolver (Closes: #567242).
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