[Python-modules-team] Bug#556195: python-cairo fails to install with segfault

Jakub Wilk ubanus at users.sf.net
Mon Nov 23 22:16:05 UTC 2009

* Andreas Barth <aba at not.so.argh.org>, 2009-11-14, 08:50:
>this package couldn't be installed during the build of mssh on mipsel,
>Selecting previously deselected package python-cairo.
>Unpacking python-cairo (from .../python-cairo_1.8.6-1_mipsel.deb) ...
>Setting up python-cairo (1.8.6-1) ...
>Segmentation fault
>dpkg: error processing python-cairo (--configure):
> subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 139
>Setting up python-gobject (2.20.0-1) ...
>Setting up python-numpy (1:1.3.0-3) ...

I seriously doubt this is a problem with python-cairo. In fact, its 
postinst script is simple and looks 100% harmless:

$ dpkg-deb -e python-cairo_1.8.6-1_i386.deb && cat DEBIAN/postinst
set -e
# Automatically added by dh_pysupport
if which update-python-modules >/dev/null 2>&1; then
          update-python-modules  python-cairo.public
# End automatically added section

I also tried to reproduce this bug on a QEMU mipsel machine but without 
any "luck": mssh was built correctly.

Jakub Wilk
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