Bug#154915: libc6: md5sum gave malformatted output error when upgrading potato->woody
On 31 Jul 2002, Turbo Fredriksson wrote:
> >>>>> "Adam" == Adam Conrad <email@example.com> writes:
> >> -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >> [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 12:21
> >> AM
> >> Package: libc6 Version: 2.2.5-10
> >> ----- s n i p ----- meduza:/tmp# dpkg -i
> >> libc6_2.2.5-9.woody.4_i386.deb
> Adam> This version doesn't exist in the archive.
> Sorry about that. The version in the bug report (2.2.5-10) is correct.
> The dpkg line was a cut-and-past from the discussion on debian-devel.
> >> In conversation on debian-devel, the problem is that it's using
> >> the md5sum output from a newer dpkg, which is yet to be
> >> unpacked/installed.
> Adam> The argument makes little sense, since the dpkg with the
> Adam> changed behaviour only exists in sid, and not woody. It's
> Adam> likely that -9.woody.4 did in fact have this problem (as it
> Adam> was a backport from unstable), but -10 doesn't appear to.
> It was when installing the -10 version that the problem first showed
> up, so I tried a version from the local mirror (ftp.acc.umu.se).
> Adam> You have 2.2.5-10 installed right now. Was it an issue with
> Adam> that version?
> Yes. The only way to solve it was to unpack (dpkg -x) the new dpkg
What version of dpkg? The error 'malformatted' does not appear in any context
with the binary 'md5sum'. dpkg does not call /usr/bin/md5sum to check, it
does it internally.