Bug#174945: apt: installing package with lots of conffiles breaks apt
Justification: breaks completely on valid input
Installing mailman 2.1 from .debs, which includes 642 conffiles breaks
apt. aptitude stops working, apt-get stops working, apt-cache stops
working. I guess the bug is in the Status file parser code
somewhere. Purging the package makes apt work again.
http://raw.no/tmp/mailman-status-field is the status file fragment, or
you can get the debian packages off
Tollef Fog Heen ,''`.
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are : :' :