Bug#18575: Alpha version of dpkg segv faults
> The alpha version of dpkg segv faults when trying to chown of non-existent
> files during the install process. It occurred when I tried installing
> xlib6g_3.3.1-2.1 (libICE.so.60 & libXext.so.6.1 didn't exist) and
> xbase_3.3.1-2.1 (xinitrc didn't exist).
Were you using i18n ? If so then I can explain this as a combination
of a known problem with chown/lchown (see #18147 et al) plus the known
If not then I can't explain the segfault.
Your bug is merged with 18147 et al. If you weren't using i18n please
get back to me - particularly if the problem is reproduceable in