Re: problem with distribution or packaging
You have been bitten by the old dpkg not recognizing epoch
problem ;-). Trus the force and upgrade, luke, and all will be well.
who just saw the new remastered star wars.
>>"Susan" == Susan G Kleinmann <email@example.com> writes:
Susan> I (thought I had) obtained a fresh copy of the entire
Susan> distribution last Friday. Today I tried to install new
Susan> packages using dselect. As soon as I updated the Packages
Susan> file, I got an error message for 7 packages, indicating that
Susan> the file /var/lib/dpkg/available had empty version numbers for
Susan> them. In fact, there was a bogus "1:" at the start of their
Susan> version number in the Packages file, and also in the changelog
Susan> file for the one package (tf) where I checked it.
Susan> The packages are:
Susan> Here are my questions: did I somehow get the wrong copy of the
Susan> archive? is there a problem with the archiver software? It
Susan> seems like it's a least a problem that these programs weren't
Susan> rejected by the archive software. are these individual problems
Susan> with the programs? If so, should I just submit individual bugs
Susan> to the rest of them? (I've already reported bugs against tf).
Susan> Susan Kleinmann
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