Bug#31521: dpkg: dpkg dying in eterm
I'm experiencing the exact same problem, only I'm running xterm.
I've so far experienced it on systems running XFree86 126.96.36.199 and 3.3.3.
I'm afraid I can't give a history of dpkg, tar or gzip versions, only that
the ones I've used lately, which are:
ii dpkg 188.8.131.52.2 Package maintenance system for Debian Linux
ii tar 1.12-6 GNU tar
ii gzip 1.2.4-27 The GNU compression utility.
It's always been hamm-installations though.
Oh, and trying it in a console instead did fix it.
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