Bug#444638: Can't reproduce this bug on my machine
tags 444638 + moreinfo
I just took over maintenance of the xsel package and tried to reproduce
what you reported in bug #444638 and I cannot:
Script started on Mon 03 Dec 2007 11:28:45 PM EST
/tmp$ echo Hello, World! | xsel
/tmp$ sh -c 'xsel &'
Script done on Mon 03 Dec 2007 11:29:18 PM EST
Can you see if this is still a problem on your system.