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Re: Serious dpkg error

Previously Marcus wrote:
> Dear Debian people, dpkg have done something realy interesting on my
> computer.

dpkg certainly did not do that.

> mastereve:/var/lib/dpkg/info# ls -la telnetd.postinst
> b--sr-Sr-x    1 18698    24909     32, 111 Sep 17  1997 telnetd.postinst
> mastereve:/var/lib/dpkg/info# rm telnetd.postinst
> rm: cannot unlink `telnetd.postinst': Operation not permitted

Okay, there are two options here:
1. your filesystem is corrupt. Since a fsck did not help that is not very
   likely though
2. that file someone became immutable. Try the following:

     chattr -i /var/lib/dpkg/info/telnetd.postinst
     dpkg -P telnetd

dpkg nor any other package ever touch the immutable flag on files,
so either you did that or some disk corruption toggled that flag.


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