infinite loop inside dpkg
The loop that's causing the package installation problems happening here
is one without an exit so far as software performance behavior on this end
show. I can leave aptitude or apt-get run with this error condition and
they none of them terminate unless and until I hit control-c a couple
times to stop the program. If you just hit control-c once dpkg tries to
recover and goes back to the original error-producing code; you hit
control-c twice though then you get dropped out to the command prompt.
I'm going to have to uninstall Debian for the foreseeable future until a
new version of dpkg comes out because now this operating system is broken
and will remain so until update ability is restored.