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Ubuntu Synaptic Crash

Synaptic was crashing on start-up.

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Solution

Run:

rm -f /var/lib/apt/lists/*.*    
rm /var/cache/apt/*.bin

Backtrace

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
[Switching to Thread -1222084944 (LWP 4014)]
0xb7f74be0 in pkgCacheGenerator::NewFileDesc ()
   from /usr/lib/libapt-pkg-libc6.4-6.so.3.51
(gdb) backtrace
#0  0xb7f74be0 in pkgCacheGenerator::NewFileDesc ()
   from /usr/lib/libapt-pkg-libc6.4-6.so.3.51
#1  0x083dd828 in ?? ()
#2  0x00000010 in ?? ()
#3  0xb53f0000 in ?? ()
#4  0xb7fd7060 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libapt-pkg-libc6.4-6.so.3.51
#5  0x080fdf38 in vtable for FileFd ()
#6  0x080fdf38 in vtable for FileFd ()
#7  0xbfc91988 in ?? ()
#8  0xb7f760bb in pkgCacheGenerator::MergeList ()
   from /usr/lib/libapt-pkg-libc6.4-6.so.3.51
#9  0xbfc92030 in ?? ()
#10 0xbfc91904 in ?? ()
#11 0xbfc919ec in ?? ()
#12 0xbfc91964 in ?? ()
#13 0x00000000 in ?? ()