Re: dpkg 18.104.22.168.1 bug
Anders Hammarquist (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote on 21 May 1998 14:37:
>>I get this with some packages:
>>Preparing to replace manpages 1.19-1 (using .../doc/manpages_1.19-1.deb) ...
>>Unpacking replacement manpages ...
>>dpkg: error processing /usr/local/debian/dists/frozen/main/binary-alpha/doc/manpages_1.19-1.deb (--install):
>>error setting ownership of symlink `usr/man/man4/kmem.4.gz': No such file or directory
>>zsh: segmentation fault dpkg -i
>>This seems to happen whenever there are alternatives... This is quite
>>a bad bug!
>It's not a bug, it's a feature ;) You are running a late 2.1-series kernel,
>which introduced the lchown(2) call. It used to be that chown(2) changed
>the owner of the link, now it changes the owner of whatever the link points
>to (and fails with ENOENT if it's a dangling symlink). Compile this snippet
>with "cc -fPIC -Wl,-shared -o chown.so chown.c" and set LD_PRELOAD to point
>to the resulting .so before running dpkg:
Interesting, but why doesn't this happen on Intel machines??? I've
just installed 2.1.102 on a dual PII and installed manpages without a
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