[Bug 1577413] [NEW] dpkg crashes if given -i directory as parameter

Ville Ranki ville.ranki at iki.fi
Mon May 2 14:18:27 UTC 2016


Public bug reported:

$ sudo dpkg -i /tmp
[sudo] password for user: 
dpkg-split: error: error reading /tmp: Is a directory
dpkg:../../src/unpack.c:123:deb_reassemble: internal error: unexpected exit status 2 from dpkg-split

Aborted (core dumped)


Installing a directory is of course an error from user, but dpkg should detect it and not crash.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: dpkg 1.18.4ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-21.37-generic 4.4.6
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia_modeset nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: X-Cinnamon
Date: Mon May  2 17:14:01 2016
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-02-12 (445 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Release amd64 (20141022.1)
SourcePackage: dpkg
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

** Affects: dpkg (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New


** Tags: amd64 apport-bug xenial

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Title:
  dpkg crashes if given -i directory as parameter

Status in dpkg package in Ubuntu:
  New

Bug description:
  $ sudo dpkg -i /tmp
  [sudo] password for user: 
  dpkg-split: error: error reading /tmp: Is a directory
  dpkg:../../src/unpack.c:123:deb_reassemble: internal error: unexpected exit status 2 from dpkg-split

  Aborted (core dumped)

  
  Installing a directory is of course an error from user, but dpkg should detect it and not crash.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
  Package: dpkg 1.18.4ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-21.37-generic 4.4.6
  Uname: Linux 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia_modeset nvidia
  ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: X-Cinnamon
  Date: Mon May  2 17:14:01 2016
  EcryptfsInUse: Yes
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-02-12 (445 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Release amd64 (20141022.1)
  SourcePackage: dpkg
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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