Request confirmation this is a dpkg bug
I've been having some trouble with dpkg and afaik it is a bug.
Can someone confirm this is worth a bugreport ?
Sometimes (not all packages, not always) dpkg fails as follows:
dpkg: error processing
failed to realloc for variable buffer: Cannot allocate memory
Searching the archive reveals this bug has already been reported 2 years
ago (#85040) and was apparantly solved ... so it shouldn't be happening
on this version of dpkg.
dpkg: 1.10.9 (i386) (same result with version 1.9.21 (i386))
arch: i686 (duron 1000Mhz)
(Since some bugs with dpkg had to do with locales I checked that it does
happen with LC_ALL=C and LANG=C)
Is this a bug ? If so, should I reopen the original #85040 ? (Is that
even possible ?)
Please be gentle since I am not an expert and have never submitted a
PS: I am aware of the existence of the *reportbug* package.
Linux is only free if your time has no value...