Bug#1208: dpkg IOT
I too was installing sysvinit and did the same steps Raul took.
(Though I don't remember what was different between the two
files and I did no editing...)
I got the same error condition.
> Subject: Bug#1208: dpkg IOT
> Date: Sun, 6 Aug 95 16:59 EDT
> From: Raul Miller <email@example.com>
> To: debian-bugs@Pixar.com
> Package: dpkg
> Version: 0.93.66
> When installing sysvinit, I got a prompt about how /etc/init.d/boot
> had been edited changed, and what did I want to do about it. Since I
> hadn't editted this file, I backgrounded dpkg (Z option) and took a
> look. The change was that my system clock wasn't GMT (no -u option to
> clock or somesuch). Also, there were several lines in the new boot
> file about a compat script.
> So, I copied the new file over top the original, editted it to taste,
> then restarted dpkg (fg). dpkg responded by repeating the prompt,
> then terminated with: IOT trap/Abort.
> I don't think it was supposed to do this.