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Bug#134301: dpkg upgrade problem .18 -> .19

Package: dpkg
Version: 1.9.19

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 
segfaulted since.

-- Grant Bowman                                <grantbow@grantbow.org>

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