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Bug#189058: base-installer segfaults during install

Package: base-installer
Version: 0.020 (from /var/lib/dpkg/status.udeb); reported 2003-04-14
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable


After working around previously reported bugs (189054 and 186443), when
I try to install the base system, base-installer gets a Segmentation
fault.  Here is the output as best I can reproduce it (ie. modulo typos,

Prompt: 1 - 22> 16
P: 0 100 Downloading Release file
I: Retrieving http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/sarge/Release
P: 0 100 Downloading Release file
P: 100 100 Downloading Release file
I: Validating /target/debootstrap.invalid_dists_sarge_Release
P: 100 100 Downloading Release file
P: 0 8040907 Downloading Packages files
I: Retrieving http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/sarge/main/binary-i386/Pakcages.gz
Segmentation fault
base-installer's postinst exited with status 35584
installer[44]: Configuring 'base-installer' failed with error code 256
installer[44]: Menu item 'base-installer' failed.

Any ideas?

Joe Nahmias, DD wannabe

-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux a750.nahmias.net 2.4.20 #1 Thu Jan 9 11:22:09 EST 2003 i686

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