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Bug#1278: dpkg seg faults with NIS

Package: dpkg
Version: 0.93.70

When trying to install anything with dpkg it seg faults after unpacking
the files. I straced it and it seems to die when closing a socket to
the ypserv. Not sure why it was doing this :) It happens with .67 as

We're using a 1.2.13 kernel and NIS, the machine it dies on is the
NIS server actually.


Dehydration - 34%, Recollection of previous evening - 2%, embarrassment
factor - 91%.  Advise repair schedule:- off line for 36 hours, re-boot
startup disk, and replace head - wow, what a night!
                -- Kryten in Red Dwarf `The Last Day'

Andrew Howell				               andrew@it.com.au
Perth, Western Australia		      howellaa@cs.curtin.edu.au

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