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Re: IMPORTANT : latest bash intall fails and bash is no more usable!!!

>>>>> "Konstantinos" == Konstantinos Margaritis <kmargar@cc.uoa.gr> writes:

Konstantinos> On Wed, 7 Apr 1999, VALETTE Eric wrote:
>> Anwser to myself : in fact the package themseleves are not bugged
>> but the update procedure via dselect...

Konstantinos> Is everything alright with bash now? I was the one that uploaded bash and
Konstantinos> was quite sceptical when I saw your message as it installed quite ok for
Konstantinos> me -removing the older version with no complaints.

Well.. everything IS NOW OK BUT I really had a problem upgrading this morning 
with dselect... The delta was from friday last week... This occured on two
machines (one using ftp methods the other apt).

Konstantinos> I am out of reach of my computer till Tuesday, so if there is anything
Konstantinos> really critical, please feel free to replace the faulty package. I
Konstantinos> wouldn't want to be held responsible for rendering most debian-ppc systems
Konstantinos> unusable :-)

If people are logged AND have installed another shell they may survive.
I think it is safer to tell people to upgrade bash by hand and verify
what may be wrong with preinstall or postinstall script... The fact
that the package was still in 

shows that dselect fetched the package and tried to install it but failed.
Here is the log of dselect messsages...

(Reading database ... 21767 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace bash 2.01.1-4.1 (using bash_2.02.1-1.4.deb) ...
dpkg: warning - old pre-removal script killed by signal (Segmentation fault)
dpkg - trying script from the new package instead ...
dpkg: error processing bash_2.02.1-1.4.deb (--install):
 subprocess new pre-removal script killed by signal (Segmentation fault)
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
 subprocess post-installation script killed by signal (Segmentation fault)
Errors were encountered while processing:

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