Bug#31569: dpkg: dselect fails on broken but dselected packages
Trying to install slink from an uncompleat mirror (hamm was missing) I faild because dselct/dpkg missed all the packages which were only pointers back to hamm.
touching these files it complained that all had a wrong size.
All these packages were deselected and shouldn't be mised at all.
-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.1
Kernel Version: Linux Aleph 2.1.125 #1 Thu Dec 3 14:08:52 CET 1998 i586 unknown
Versions of the packages dpkg depends on:
ii libc6 2.0.7v-1 The GNU C library version 2 (run-time files)
ii libstdc++2.8 2.90.29-2 The GNU stdc++ library (old egcs version)
ii ncurses3.4 1.9.9g-8.11 Video terminal manipulation - shared librari