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Re: Bug#80360: seemingly reproducable dpkg segfault

On Fri, 22 Dec 2000, Adam Heath wrote:

> If you add -o Debug::pkgDPkgPM=true, and then run the displayed dpkg commands
> by hand, it works fine, no segfault.  It's only when run under apt that dpkg
> has problems.  

If it can be run from the shell then why can't it be run from APT too?

> <BenC> aha
> <BenC> argv is bad, I'm sure
> <BenC> I bet there's a string that apt isn't writing a NULL byte at the end
> of one of the argv params

Can't be.. particularly if the patch below fixes it.. After that if argv
is bad then maybe it is glibc?


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