Please report bugs ! (was Re: Bug#1033)
Anders Chrigstrom writes ("Bug#1033"):
> On Fri, 4 Aug 1995, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > The following two bugs are sendmail bugs which were errnoneously
> > reported against dpkg. Could the Sendmail maintainer please
> > investigate them ?
> > 413 dpkg dpkg 0.93.23 hangs when unpacking s Raul Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org
> Possibly fixed, i can't check it right now since the latest dpkg
> segfaults on me.
You've got dpkg segfaulting and you haven't sent me a bug report or
Please send me, straight away:
(a) a session transcript showing the problem;
(b) the coredump (remember to turn coredumps on if they aren't
already - in bash that's `ulimit -c unlimited'), and gzip it if
it's more than a few hundred K. If it's more than 3Mb gzipped
mail me in advance so I can make special arrangements;
(c) -D1777 output if it's not too large (several hundred K is fine).
Ie, exercise the bug giving dpkg the -D17777 flag in addition to
the other flags. If this is too much, try -D477 or -D77.
(d) the version number of dpkg you're using (`dpkg --version');
(e) the MD5 checksum of /usr/bin/dpkg (type `md5sum /usr/bin/dpkg');
(f) the package names, version numbers and MD5 checksums of all the
*.deb files you use to reproduce the bug. `dpkg-deb -I foo.deb'
will tell you the info about foo.deb (I tell you this in case you
downloaded from the MSDOS tree and don't have the version encoded
in the filename).