How do I "rebuild" or "repair" aptd?
I don't mean up the various utilities to rebuild and reconfigure which has not solved my problem suggesting that something more fundamental is damaged. I am looking for a totally fresh and clean replace/rebuild with all old cache etc cleaned out as not knowing what I need to fix I am hoping this more aggressive approach will simply wash away the fault.
If aptd came on a disk as int he old days I would uninstall and reinstall at this stage. As it is (as far as I know) the process for doing that I don't know what to do.
The problem I am trying to solve with this question may have been triggered during the upgrade process itself.
I figured out how to shut down aptd and apt-get and get my CPU back but this does not address the underlying problem that aptd is actually damaged. I think if I can do this that the problem will be addressed.
I should point out that the most complicated thing I compiled and ran a make file for was no more complex than "hello world". I may need baby steps.