Re: dpkg broken? (fwd)
On Fri, Jan 22, 1999 at 12:03:28PM -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> I have heard of this serveral times in different contexts, some claim only
> a single file will not install, this guy says alot of them. Could someone
> perhaps investigate?
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> Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 18:46:33 +0000
> From: Stefan Baums <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: dpkg broken?
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> Hi all.
> OK, so yesterday, in the process of updating my system to the newest
> slink, I broke dpkg. I cannot install packages anymore. The error
> messages are as follows:
> Preparing to replace modconf 0.2.23 (using modconf_0.2.24.deb) ...
> Unpacking replacement modconf ...
> gzip: stdout: Broken pipe
> dpkg-deb: subprocess gzip -dc returned error exit status 1
> dpkg: error processing modconf_0.2.24.deb (--unpack):
> subprocess dpkg-deb --fsys-tarfile returned error exit status 2
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> E: Sub-process returned an error code
> Exit 100
> Actually, the problem might be not dpkg as such: to remedy the situation,
> I grabbed dpkg and gzip from stable and manually (ar -x ; tar xvzf ; cp -R)
> installed them, but that has not changed the situation. Some other
> package must have broken dpkg.
> Any ideas?
What does he have in LC_* and LANG variables? dpkg & friends do all sort of
strange things if one sets those to a non-english language.
Enrique Zanardi email@example.com