dpkg Bus Error
I was playing around with an alternate ppp package yesterday and
determined that I wanted to go back to the woody package. I built the
modified ppp package myself, using the woody source as the base. I
applied a few patches, built the .deb and installed it on two machines.
So I tried removing ppp like 'dpkg --remove ppp' and it
complained about needed ppp for pppoe, pppconfig, ppoeconf. Since I
don't use any of these I ran 'dpkg --remove pppoe pppconfig pppoeconf'.
Now dpkg gives a "Bus Error" whenever it tries to do any actual
work (ie, 'dpkg --help' work fine). The machine has neither gdb nor
strace to debug this problem.
What have I done? Any ideas on how to fix it?
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