Bug#2834: desect loses state if it can't find a pre-dependancy
Chris Fearnley writes ("Re: Bug#2834: desect loses state if it can't find a pre-dependancy"):
> No, I used [I]nstall and that failed as I indicated. Then I went to
> [S]elect to take libc4 off hold. Then I went to [I]nstall again and
> it failed and it took me some time to realize that I needed to re-do the
> [A]ccess step.
Ah, do you think perhaps that dpkg upgraded itself while it was busy ?
I changed the format of some of the files in /var/lib/dpkg. I suppose
I should have put a check or something - I'll do that next time.