Bug#367077: installwatch: Segmentation faults on mkdir, cp
Justification: renders package unusable
Whenever I run checkinstall, I get a segmentation fault when it invokes installwatch. It used to work until around 2 - 4 weeks ago. This fault renders checkinstall useless.
The output on the console is, for example:
Copying documentation directory...
/var/tmp/pBcFXBogLSoZdCkGjJOn/installscript.sh: line 14: 22439
Segmentation fault mkdir -p "/usr/share/doc/qt41"
The fault occurs even if the directory being created by mkdir already
I tried creating a little script and manually running installwatch. The
commands 'mkdir' and 'cp' both fail with a segmentation fault, whereas
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15-1-k7
Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Versions of packages installwatch depends on:
ii libc6 2.3.6-7 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
installwatch recommends no packages.
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