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Re: what created /.memdump ?

On Fri, May 17, 2002 at 09:35:13PM -0400, Andrew Pimlott wrote:
> I have no idea how to track down in retrospect which package did
> this, and I didn't get any search hits or google or the Debian lists
> search.  Does anyone recognize the problem?  If not, maybe we can
> keep an eye out for it on future upgrades.

Firstly, just check if dpkg -S turns up anything. If not it'll probably be by a
postinst or something. Next look in /var/lib/dpkg/info. The dates on the
files there are when the packages were last installed. Try finding the files
with the nearest matching dates.

> Hopefully, we can find the guilty party, correct the package--and
> make sure that it cleans up the mess!

Yeah. Not good this is. Looks to me like a shell script with $VAL/.memdump
where $VAL was not defined.

Another possibility, search your filesystem with find to see if there are
any other similarly named files. Maybe rgrep also?

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