Bug#237147: Version: and Filename: in /var/lib/dpkg/available get out of sync
On Wed, 10 Mar 2004, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> This bug has nothing to do with apt.
> 1. User runs dselect update. The result is a valid available file,
> containing Package: foo, Version: 1.0-1, Filename: .../foo_1.0-1_all.deb
> 2. User installs package foo, version 1.0-2 with dpkg --install. The result
> is an invalid available file, containing a stanza with Package: foo,
> Version: 1.0-2, Filename: .../foo_1.0-1_all.deb
Not a bug. Dpkg doesn't know were to get that file. available is a convience
file, that other tools use, to notify dpkg that they have some file they can
provide for the system.