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Re: 1 of 400 dpkg databases corrupt?

On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 04:32:46AM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> 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?

Broken harddisk - I have ~450 Machines under my umbrella spreaded around
germany - And the most occuring bug is a broken disk.

So when pocon is installed but basically most of the disk accesses fail
you get the above error i'd guess. So yes - the dpkg database might be
broken - but because of hardware failure.

Florian Lohoff                  flo@rfc822.org             +49-171-2280134
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