Re: Apt Seg Faults
On Sat, Jun 29, 2002 at 10:55:59PM -0300, Dean Landry wrote:
> I've done something terribly wrong with my apt package manager. I'm not sure
> what I've done, but here are the symptoms:
This really isn't the right mailing list for this; -qa-packages is for
the maintenance of orphaned packages. debian-user would be a better bet.
> Setting up emacs21 (21.2-1) ...
> Can't call method "AF" without a package or object reference at
> /usr/sbin/update-alternatives line 125.
That suggests a somewhat broken perl to me.
> Setting up gettext-el (0.10.40-6) ...
> /var/lib/dpkg/info/gettext-el.postinst: line 5: 22787 Segmentation fault
> /usr/lib/emacsen-common/emacs-package-install gettext-el
> dpkg: error processing gettext-el (--configure):
> subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 139
That indicates that /usr/lib/emacsen-common/emacs-package-install
segfaulted, it's a perl script.
Nothing's wrong with your package manager so far.
You might want to check out /usr/bin/perl in more detail. Using perl
5.6.1-7 on unstable, its md5sum is currently
2ee843b4185c78c84315914436b00e3c. If that's OK, then check that your
system doesn't have bad memory using something like memtest86.
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