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Bug#25653: dpkg: dpkg reports action taken that never occured.

Package: dpkg


I am not sure what is at fault here, but anyway, when I install certain
packages, eg pico I get messages like:

Setting up pico (3.96M-1) ...
Checking available versions of editor, updating links in /etc/alternatives ...
(You may modify the symlinks there yourself if desired - see `man ln'.)
Leaving editor (/usr/bin/editor) pointing to /usr/bin/nvi.
Leaving editor.1.gz (/usr/man/man1/editor.1.gz) pointing to /usr/man/man1/nvi.1.gz.
Removing editor.1 (/usr/man/man1/editor.1), not appropriate with /usr/bin/nvi.

It says /usr/man/man1/editor.1 should be deleted, but it isn't:

snoopy# ls -l /usr/man/man1/editor.1*
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           26 Jul 24 20:29 /usr/man/man1/editor.1 -> /etc/alternatives/editor.1
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           29 Dec 13  1997 /usr/man/man1/editor.1.gz -> /etc/alternatives/editor.1.gz

-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.0
Kernel Version: Linux snoopy 2.1.105 #2 Tue Jun 9 20:51:42 EST 1998 i486 unknown

Versions of the packages dpkg depends on:
ii  libc6           2.0.7t-1       The GNU C library version 2 (run-time files)
ii  libstdc++2.8    2.90.29-0.6    The GNU stdc++ library (egcs version)
ii  ncurses3.4      1.9.9g-8.8     Video terminal manipulation - shared librari

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