Bug#237147: Version: and Filename: in /var/lib/dpkg/available get out of sync
On Wed, 10 Mar 2004, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > 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.
> Right, dpkg doesn't know where to get that file, and so it shouldn't leave
> an obviously incorrect path in the available file.
> What's the point of having it in there in the first place? Does anyone use
> dpkg-ftp anymore?
Well, the plan is to make dpkg not deal with available *at all*.