Bug#30090: Trouble updating (trashed my X setup)
email@example.com (Peter Karlsson) wrote on 04.03.99 in <Pine.LNX.firstname.lastname@example.org·3>:
> > Just for grins, I note you're in .se. Do you happen to have the LANG or
> > any of the LC_* variables set? If so, try unsetting them and PLEASE let
> > me know if that fixes the problem or changes nothing.
> That solved the problem... I had LC_TYPE=iso_8859_1 and
> LC_ALL=sv_SE.ISO8859-1 set, and when I unset those, the install script
> didn't complain.
I can verify this.
I just had dpkg die when installing grub; strace showed that it dies
shortly after not being abe to rmdir /usr/doc/grub, IIRC; it called some
I18N routines, then died. Unsetting LANG (was de_DE) removed the coredump.
It's definitely an I18N bug.