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Bug#1532: no revision number with repair

Erick Branderhorst writes:

>Repair seems to be searching in the file /var/lib/dpkg/available to
>find some info about the specific package. It however never seems to
>find the debian revision number. I took a quick look in the script
>and it seems to search for a sequence "package_revision". In the
>/var/lib/dpkg/available the keyword "revision" is used. In the
>control file of a package the keyword "package_revision" (case
>insensitive) should be used. Some inconsequence is spotted
>here. Perhaps this is a bug? in dpkg.

The next version of repair, which isn't quite ready yet, calls dpkg to
find information about the package rather than make assumptions about
the format of internal databases; I'll check that it looks for the
right field name tonight.

There are one or two other things that need to be resolved before I
upload it.

Thanks for taking the time to have a look at it!

Richard Kettlewell  richard@uk.geeks.org  http://www.elmail.co.uk/staff/richard/

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