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Re: problem with distribution or packaging

Susan G. Kleinmann wrote:
> I (thought I had) obtained a fresh copy of the entire distribution last
> Friday.  Today I tried to install new packages using dselect.  As soon
> as I updated the Packages file, I got an error message for 7 packages,
> indicating that the file /var/lib/dpkg/available had empty version
> numbers for them.  In fact, there was a bogus "1:" at the start of
> their version number in the Packages file, and also in the changelog file
> for the one package (tf) where I checked it.

You need to update dpkg to to get epoch numbering to work
right.  I already mentioned this in relation to the tf bug you filed.
These packages need to check --assert-working-epoch in their preinst


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