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Re: Bug#732937: dpkg: fails somewhat regularly on kfreebsd-amd64

On 17/01/2014 21:33, Michael Vogt wrote:
> I have a kfreebsd stable install in qemu now and can reproduce the bug
> with my git apt tree. It looks like the pty handling in pkgDpkgPM
> broke and the stdout of the dpkg inside the pty is closed/unavailable
> too early for some reason.
> I see:
>   "error writing to '<standard output>': No such file or directory"
> on the dpkg status-fd when running with
>   apt-get install 2vcard -o Debug::pkgDPkgProgressReporting=true 
> I haven't found the root cause of the issue yet unfortunately. 
> As a workaround you can use the -o Dpkg::Use-Pty=False option, e.g.:
> # apt-get -o Dpkg::Use-Pty=False dist-upgrade

Thank you. pty support in glibc was recently adjusted to use the new /dev/pts
interface. Perhaps this might be related?

Robert Millan

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