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Bug#36431: consensus on stuff left to be fixed in slink

On Wed, 21 Apr 1999, Raphael Hertzog wrote:

> Le Tue, Apr 20, 1999 at 05:30:22PM +0200, Santiago Vila écrivait:
> > Package: dpkg
> > Version:
> > Severity: grave
> Pff, why submit yet another bug ? This bug is THE bug that we try to
> resolve the last week of slink freeze. It's the bug that make it segfault
> in dcgettext call. It's already submitted numerous time. :-(

Somebody in debian-testing said he was unable to reproduce it.
Since I was not sure we were talking about exactly the *same* bug,
I reported a way to make dpkg to segfault.

> This bug has nothing to do with the fact that you mount /floppy, the
> problem comes from the fact that dpkg have to print the translation of
> "dpkg: unable to delete old file..." and for a reason not known core dump
> in it.

Fine. If you or dpkg maintainers think this bug is the same as the one
already reported, please merge them.

Also, if dpkg maintainers feel a bug should not be reported more than 7
times, then feel free to close the 8th report of it (I would not mind, as
long as the fact that this bug is fixed is widely announced when it was).

> BTW, could you try to reproduce this bug on a glibc2.1 based system ?
> [...]

Mmm, sorry, no. I don't plan to upgrade to potato in the near future.

> Because my problems width dpkg and the locale disappeared since I use
> glibc2.1 ... I don't know how to interpret this and I'd like to know if you
> have the same behaviour.

I would ask in debian-devel. There are many people who have upgraded to


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