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Re: Dpkg problems

On Tue, 1 May 2001, Jon Eisenstein wrote:

> I'm now having problems with dpkg complaining about Available: and
> Size: fields from my /var/lib/dpkg/status. Should I just get rid of
> them? Or, as I asked before, is there a way to regenerate my status file
> so it complies?
> Interestingly, I tried to recompile dpkg with the patch mentioned
> previously. Unfortunately, I needed gettext to do so, and since I don't
> have a working dpkg, it seems I can't unpack it.

use ar on the deb, and tar on the data.tar.gz.  Also, installing a
nondebbin.tar.gz, from the ftp site, might help.

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