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Re: 1 of 400 dpkg databases corrupt?

Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> writes:

> Looking at
> <URL: http://qa.debian.org/popcon.php?package=popularity-contest >, I
> see that only 99.75% of the machines reporting to popcon.debian.org
> have the package popularity-contest installed.  As this is impossible,
> I suspect this mean that 0.25% (1 of 400) of the machines reporting to
> popcon.debian.org got a corrupt/inconsitent dpkg database.  Is this an
> acceptable ratio?  Anything we can do to reduce the number of machines
> with corrupt dpkg database?

It's not *impossible*... someone could be running the scripts from the
package without having the package installed.  I don't know why they'd do
that, though, or whether that's a more plausible explanation than a
corrupt database.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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