Re: Need advice about a package installing no files at all
On 2012-09-12 16:04:02 +0200 (+0200), Emmanuel Kasper wrote:
>> After doing an upgrade from debian 6 to 7, the packge xmess-sdl is
>> list as installed but does not contains any file at all.
> According to the package description, xmess-sdl is now a
transitional dummy package depending on the new mess package. In
fact, the unrelated bug report you linked even mentions that. This
is how package renames are generally supposed to work.
> In short, what used to be xmess-sdl is now in a package called mess
instead. If your upgrade was successful, you should see that package
installed too and that should have actual contents.
Yes mess gets installed too and have actual content.
Maybe I was not clear enough: is it normal that dpkg -L xmess-sdl lists
unexisting files after an upgrade ?
When I do aptitude reinstall xmess-sdl then the package files are really
Ps: I am off-list thanks to CC me for further reply !