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Bug#33829: dpkg: if there is no utmp/wtmp entry for the shell, dpkg can't install a package

Package: dpkg

This is just the most recent package I installed, but most if not all packages
I install from an xterm that has no utmp/wtmp entry fails with this error.

(Reading database ... 33223 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libtool (from libtool_1.2d-1.deb) ...

gzip: stdout: Broken pipe
dpkg-deb: subprocess gzip -dc returned error exit status 1
dpkg: error processing libtool_1.2d-1.deb (--unpack):
 subprocess dpkg-deb --fsys-tarfile returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process returned an error code

-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.1
Kernel Version: Linux asylum 2.2.2-ac1 #3 Tue Feb 23 23:23:35 CST 1999 i586 unknown

Versions of the packages dpkg depends on:
ii  libc6  GNU C Library: shared libraries
ii  libncurses4     4.2-3          Shared libraries for terminal handling
ii  libstdc++2.9    2.91.61-1      The GNU stdc++ library (egcs version)

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