Export to IDML and try that.
If I get the issue, a particular file or catalog is crashing InDesign while packaging it ? In order to get to the cause of this problem, we would need few details like:
What is the size of file.
Where the file and linked images are saved(network drive or local HDD)
If other files are working fine, please try to move all pages to new document and then try to package the file.
To move pages to a new document, please follow these steps:
Create new document and go back to existing document
Choose Layout > Pages > Move Pages, or choose Move Pages from the Pages panel menu.
Specify the page or pages(All pages in this case) you want to move.
For Destination, choose new document you created. Click OK.(Make sure you that "Delete Pages After Moving" is unchecked)If still it does not work please revert with required information and file.RegardsSrishti
If it crashes during packaging try following steps:
1. Link Panel, select all assets.
2. In the menu in a sub menu you find Copy files, copy them manually to the Link Folder.
Try now to package again. If the crash was caused by astraid files it is solved.
If it crashes agai, export as IDML, open the IDML and package this.
Even if packaging after copying all assetts manually seems not to be necessary I would do it anyway to exclude other problems.
If you use the IDML path check your file. At the moment I loose text wrapping after any IDML cleaning. If filed a bug report against this problem.