Bug#199653: Problems with apt, dpkg waiting for gzip
I was using bash... but trying other shells did not help (I even
changed my shell, not just running another shell under bash).
Perl did complain as well. I don't have the problem any more,
reinstalling from scratch helped. I assume it was an old library
somewhere, but I have no idea where. It popped up a couple of
times, but I haven't seen it lately.
On Thu, Jul 17, 2003 at 04:09:17PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> retitle 199653 SIGCHLD being ignored somewhere
> reassign 199653 general
> All of these seem to describe the same issue. Some of the other symptoms
> - dpkg trying to wait for gzip, and not finding it, in the same way that apt
> - Perl complaining "Can't ignore signal CHLD, forcing to default"
> It sounds like the process is inheriting a SIG_IGN action for SIGCHLD from
> somewhere, though I have no idea where. There was a problem with cron doing
> this, as discussed in this NetBSD bug report:
> but as far as I know, none of these instances involve cron, and this is
> fixed in Debian cron anyway since version 3.0pl1-43 (long before woody).
> Maybe this is a bug in one of the shells?
> I am CCing a the folks from debian-user who experienced this behaviour to
> find out more about their environment. If you could answer these questions:
> 1. What shell are you using when you experience this problem?
> 2. Run this command in the environment where you experience the problem:
> perl -w -e ""
> Does it produce any output? Specifically, this message?
> Can't ignore signal CHLD, forcing to default.
> - mdz
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