Bug#134301: dpkg upgrade problem .18 -> .19
OK, I didn't research this problem very closely, but I wanted to at
least report it. I have a pretty normal woody system. When I did an
upgrade today, the first thing that dpkg was upgrade itself. Then it
started segfaulting when it tried to do just about anything.
I suspect there was a conflict with the sysvinit on which dpkg depends.
My gut feeling is that sysvinit needs to be a pre-depend or something
similar to avoid problems for other people during this upgrade.
Like I said, this isn't researched and debugged but since my dpkg was
unusable for awhile I figured it needed to be reported.
It was actually an annoying experience. How did I get around it? I
rebooted, ran dpkg --configure -a (as the segfault error message said)
and dpkg successfully finished the upgrade of sysvinit and has not
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