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htdig: postrm hangs when purging (is this maintained anyway?)

Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Package: htdig
Version: 3.1.6-2
Severity: important

Is this package maintained at all?  If you don't want or can't fix it's
bugs please do orphan it so that someone more dedicated takes over and and 
uploads a working package. Actually htdig has never worked for me in more 
than a year due to all the already reported bugs you seem to prefer 
accumulating nstead of fixing. :-(

Here's the problem:

--------------- snip ----------------
[root] > apt-get --purge remove htdig
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 3  not upgraded.
  Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 2798kB will be freed.
  Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
  Reading changelogs...(Reading database ... 74159 files and directories 
currently installed.)
Removing htdig ...
Purging configuration files for htdig ...
Do you want to remove the ht://Dig databases (y/n) [n] ?y
dpkg: error processing htdig (--purge):
 subprocess post-removal script killed by signal (Interrupt)
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg exited unexpectedly
[root] > 
--------------- snip ----------------

Here's a fix for an obvious script coding error but which doesn't seem to
help in regard of the problem shown above:

--------------- snip ----------------
--- /var/lib/dpkg/info/htdig.postrm	Mon Feb 25 13:25:29 2002
+++ /var/lib/dpkg/info/htdig.postrm.orig	Mon Feb 25 13:25:11 2002
@@ -11,7 +11,7 @@
 	echo -n "Do you want to remove the ht://Dig databases (y/n) [n] ?"
 	read ans
-	if [ "$ans" = "y" -o "$ans" = "Y" ]; then
+	if [ "$and" = "y" -o "$ans" = "Y" ]; then
 		rm -rf /var/spool/htdig
 		rm -rf /var/lib/htdig
--------------- snip ----------------
                                        Thanks, P. *8^)

-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Kernel Version: Linux ranita 2.4.17 #1 Sat Dec 22 00:55:39 CET 2001 i586 unknown

Versions of the packages htdig depends on:
ii  debconf        1.0.26         Debian configuration management system
ii  libc6          2.2.5-3        GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone
ii  libdb2    The Berkeley database routines (run-time fil
ii  libstdc++2.10- 2.95.4-2       The GNU stdc++ library
ii  lockfile-progs 0.1.9          Programs for locking and unlocking files and
ii  perl           5.6.1-7        Larry Wall's Practical Extraction and Report
ii  zlib1g         1.1.3-19       compression library - runtime

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