seemingly reproducable dpkg segfault
grab base.tgz from potato
setup resolv.conf and sources.list for potato
apt-get install dpkg-dev build-essential (due to a bug in apt, you have to
isntall dpkg-dev first)
apt-get install strace (you won't get the chance later)
apt-get install libncurses5-dev libreadline4-dev libssl09-dev libzvt-dev
dpkg appears to die during the dpkg --unpack of the 30 some packages at once.
I could not figure out how to get strace to give me the entire command line so
I could try to run dpkg by hand.
This dies for me every time I try it.