When I upgraded all of my base packages, bash broke. libc6 went from 2.1->2.1.1 and the current bash binary is dependent on 2.1. It segfaulted with the new library when attempting to run the bash.prerm script. Extracting the new bash binary allowed me to complete the exercise. Seems like bash 2.01 should have depended specifically on libc6 2.1. -- Matt Porter email@example.com This is Linux Country. On a quiet night, you can hear Windows reboot.