Bug#31521: dpkg: dpkg dying in eterm
>>"Jules" == Jules Bean <email@example.com> writes:
Jules> The parent *may* have had a valid reason to reset something. In this
Jules> particular example, the parent had no reason to disable sigpipe in its
Jules> children, and doing so will cause any program which relies on sigpipe to
Jules> malfunction. So this seems like a bug, to me..
Please tell me how one disable sigpipe specifically for a
child process, and I shall do my best to convince the authors not to
do the same.
The program may well have reason to ignore sigpipe itself, hmmm?
The child should set up handlers for thuings that cause it to break
when not ignored.
Yes, it is a bug. In the child program
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