Bug#231565: dselect: gives weird erro while starting to unpack and install pkg's
On Sat, Feb 07, 2004 at 02:40:14PM +0100, Aldo Maggi wrote:
> starting a couple of weeks ago, dselect has begun giving the following
> weird error:
> Scaricato 1896kB in 1m3s (29,6kB/s)
> Preconfiguring packages ...
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg exited unexpectedly
> Si sono verificati alcuni errori nella scompattazione.
> Si prega di correggerli e di eseguire [I]nstall un'altra volta
> Premere invio per continuare.
Some errors occurred while unpacking. I'm going to configure the
packages that were installed. This may result in duplicate errors or
errors caused by missing dependencies. This is OK, only the errors
above this message are important. Please fix them and run [I]nstall
Press enter to continue.
> i press <enter> as suggested and get:
> /usr/lib/dpkg/methods/apt/install: line 107: 2360 Killed
> $DPKG "$DPKG_OPTS" --configure -a
dpkg is getting SIGKILL. I'm willing to bet that it's running out of
memory and being caught by the kernel's out-of-memory killer. Are you
low on memory, and does this event show up in your kernel log?
> the above problem affects dselect only, not apt-get install, nor dpkg -i
If the above is correct, that'll just be because dselect probably uses
more memory than either of the above. It's not really a dselect bug as
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]