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Re: configuring locales: "double free or corruption"

Frederik Eaton wrote:
> I'm running into the following problem. Whenever I try to configure
> 'locales' (which is whenever I try to install something with 'apt',
> since the configuration fails each time), I get the following error:
> # dpkg --configure locales             
> Setting up locales (2.3.5-3) ...

Welcome to Sid/unstable.

> Generating locales (this might take a while)...
>   en_US.ISO-8859-1... done
>   en_US.ISO-8859-15... done
>   en_US.UTF-8... done
> Generation complete.
> *** glibc detected *** double free or corruption (!prev): 0x1061c720 ***
> dpkg: error processing locales (--configure):
>  subprocess post-installation script killed by signal (Aborted)
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  locales

I read a lot of the lists and I remember seeing this as a known bug in
the latest glibc from somewhere.  But I don't remember where I heard
that and I don't have a pointer to this vague memory of mine about it.
Sorry.  I could not see this in the BTS though so I am somewhat
doubting my memory.  So take this with the proper level of caution
about the veracity of my statement.

> Any idea why this would be? Apparently if I set MALLOC_CHECK_ to 0
> then it goes away, but I thought I'd mention it since it seems
> indicative of a bug somewhere.

You may want to downgrade.


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