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Bug#189058: base-installer segfaults during install

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Chris Tillman wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 09:49:13PM -0400, Joe Nahmias wrote:
> I believe debootstrap uses wget to download. Can you wget files
> manually? Trying to pin down whether wget is segfaulting or 
> debootstrap. You might be able to add options to wget to make it 
> verbose. You can add --verbose to the debootstrap call.
Hello Chris,

I modified /var/lib/dpkg/info/base-installer.postinst as follows:
a) I added a set -x at the top of the script.
b) I added the --verbose option to the debootstrap line.

With this done, I tried rerunning the base install step.  The script
kicks off debootstrap with the following command line:

`debootstrap --components=main --boot-floppies --verbose sarge /target http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/`

This is produces the following output:

P: 0 100 Downloading Release file
I: Validating /target/debootstrap.invalid_dists_sarge_Release
P: 100 100 Downlaoding Release file
P: 0 8040974 Downloading Packages files
I: Retrieving http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/sarge/main/binary-i386/Packages.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.

So it would seem that debootstrap is at fault...

Also, poking around, I noticed that debootstrap writes an error log
file into /target/var/log/debootstrap.err.log.  This file contains:

id: unknown user name: 0
[: 0: unknown operand
printf: No such file or directory
printf: No such file or directory

I guess this means that `id` in busybox-cvs is broken.  You can
reproduce this by running `id` from the shell on vc2.  Should I file a

After this, I added a "set -x" to /usr/sbin/debootstrap and reran the
base-installer.  Boy, did I get alot of output!!  Anyways, it seems that
the segfault happens in a call to just_get() which is defined in
/usr/lib/debootstrap/functions.  It is called as:

`just_get http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/sarge/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz /target/debootstrap.invalid_dists_sarge_main_binary-i386_Packages.gz`

After setting the "from" and "dest" variables, it does a `mkdir -p
/target` and then does the tests on lines 169 and 171 and then
segfaults _before_ calling wgetprogress (apparently, since it doesn't
print the call to it).

That's as far as I could get in tonight's debugging session. ;-)

Hope this helps!

Joe Nahmias, DD wannabe
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