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Re: dpkg 1.7.1 errors


If it's any consolation, I have been getting the same errors. I have 70Mb in uninstalled upgrades because of this.

I have ftp'd xterm, apt, and debconf to re-install to no avail.

Maybe we have to await someone more knowledgeable?

Eric Wolven

On Mon, 13 Nov 2000 16:16:33 +0100 (CET)
Frederik Vanrenterghem <frederik@maui.kotnet.org> wrote:

> Since upgrading to dpkg 1.7.1, I have experienced several problems with
> apt-get dist-upgrade. A few times, I had to manually install and deinstall
> the downloaded packages, 'cause apt-get wasn't able to pull it off.
> Today, I get this error message:
> Fetched 14.5MB in 3m40s (65.8kB/s)                                             
> E: Sub-process /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure --apt recieved a segmentation
> fault.
> E: Failure running script /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure --apt
> After this, I just reran apt-get dist-upgrade, and after deinstalling
> sawfish and sawfish-gnome and helix-sweetpill, this happened:
> /home/wichert/sources/cvs/debian/x/dpkg-1.7.1/lib/dump.c:160: internal
> error `unknown verrel'
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg exited unexpectedly
> I don't know if this information can help some debugging, just thought I'd
> share it (I don't mind these bugs that much, it's not a mission critical
> box anyway)
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