Bug#1208: dpkg IOT
Raul Miller writes ("Bug#1208: dpkg IOT"):
> When installing sysvinit, I got a prompt about how /etc/init.d/boot
> had been editted changed, and what did I want to do about it. Since I
> hadn't editted this file, I backgrounded dpkg (Z option) and took a
> look. The change was that my system clock wasn't GMT (no -u option to
> clock or somesuch). Also, there were several lines in the new boot
> file about a compat script.
> So, I copied the new file over top the original, editted it to taste,
> then restarted dpkg (fg). dpkg responded by repeating the prompt,
> then terminated with: IOT trap/Abort.
> I don't think it was supposed to do this.
No, it wasn't. I shall look into it. In the meantime, can you send
me the session transcript and coredump[*], please ?
It's supposed to repeat the prompt (to remind you what's going on),
but it's clearly not supposed to abort.
[*] The release notes tell you to turn coredumps on :-).