wierd dpk package message Solved.
I was able to fix this problem.
The statoverride file resides in /var/lib/dpkg
For some reason, it had the following entry:
hplip root 755 /var/run/hplip
The file statoverride-old was empty
I performed radical surgery and made statoverride-old into statoverride.
So, the maintainer of hplip might want to look at this.
I'm pasting my original post for debian-devel
I'm using a 32-bit chroot on an amd64 etch box. I have installed cups
and associated packages, especially the hplip. Now, when I'm installing
perl, I get the error:
dpkg: syntax error: unknown user `hplip' in statoverride file
What the ??
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