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 188.8.131.52 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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