Re: [PATCH] FIX: unable to access dpkg status area
On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 01:56:59PM +0200, Geert Stappers wrote:
> There was the error message
> dpkg: error: unable to access dpkg status area: No such file or directory
> Adding the admin directory to dpkg did fix it, at least for stappers
True, but this is only a workaround and does not address the root cause.
As you will see, as soon as you do: --admindir=/var/lib/dpkg (instead of
--admindir=var/lib/dpkg) you will get that error again.
This is a problem with fakechroot and i reported it together with a
patch here . Read more about the bug there.
Fixing the issue by the suggested workaround is also unacceptable
because this bug does not only affect dpkg but any other binary that
accesses a absolute path and hence triggers this error.
So you have to compile your own fakechroot with the patch I posted or
wait for the bug to be resolved.