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Bug#2219: dpkg dumps core

Raul Miller writes ("Bug#2219: dpkg dumps core"):
> Yesterday, I had several core dumps from dpkg -i.  I've saved the
> dumps, and mailed one to Ian J.

Thanks, that was great.  I've found and fixed the bug.

Please don't upgrade to 1.0.11.  1.0.12 will be out in a few hours at

> There didn't seem to be any particular pattern -- if I had to guess
> I'd say that dumps were more likely when a large number of packages
> where specified on the command line.  In at least one of these dumps
> the .list files for the packages being installed were left in some
> kind of truncated (empty?) state.

This is alarming ... can you produce a test case ?


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