This bug was fixed in the package apt - 1.6~rc1

apt (1.6~rc1) unstable; urgency=medium

  [ Julian Andres Klode ]
  * Experimental support for zstd (LP: #1763839)
  * Fix debian/NEWS entry for 1.6~beta1
  * Use https for Ubuntu changelogs
  * Bump cache major version to allow different 1.5 and 1.6 updates
  * CI: Switch testing to use ubuntu:bionic for 1.6.y
  * Turn off seccomp sandboxing by default (LP: #1732030) (Closes: #890489)
  * Allow restart_syscall() syscall in seccomp sandboxes (Closes: #891644)
  * Delete /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg.d/excludes on Docker CI images
  * test: export GCOV_ERROR_FILE=/dev/null to make it fail less/no tests
  * apt-private: Collect not found packages in CacheSetHelperAPTGet
  * Introduce experimental new hooks for command-line tools (LP: #1763839)

  [ David Kalnischkies ]
  * remove duplicate changelog lines from 1.6~beta1 entry
  * fix communication typo in https manpage
  * set our two libapt libraries to prio:optional
  * document Acquire::AllowReleaseInfoChange without extra s

  [ jean-pierre giraud ]
  * French man pages translation (Closes: #895117)

 -- Julian Andres Klode <>  Sun, 15 Apr 2018 21:41:44

** Changed in: apt (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Fix Released

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  'apt update' dies with seccomp error

Status in apt package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in libvirt package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  $ apt-get update
  0% [Working]
   **** Seccomp prevented execution of syscall 0000000078 on architecture amd64 
  Reading package lists... Done
  E: Method mirror has died unexpectedly!
  E: Sub-process mirror returned an error code (31)

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
  Package: apt 1.6~alpha5
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-16.19-generic 4.13.4
  Uname: Linux 4.13.0-16-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: zfs zunicode zavl zcommon znvpair
  ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu4
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Mon Nov 13 23:10:57 2017
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: apt
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to bionic on 2017-05-20 (177 days ago)

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