Daniel Burrows writes ("Bug#31521: dpkg: dpkg dies when run in an Eterm"): ... > gzip: stdout: Broken pipe > dpkg-deb: subprocess gzip -dc returned error exit status 1 `Eterm', whatever that is, is leaving SIGPIPE set to SIG_IGN. This is a bug in it. Could you please reassign this bug to the appropriate package ? I don't know what Eterm is. Thanks, Ian.