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Bug#304610: dpkg does not function under Fedora Core 3, patch provided

Package: dpkg
Version: 1.9.21

When trying to use dpkg together to build a debian package under
Fedora Core 3, dpkg exits with an error message saying "no gcc-lib
component". This is because dpkg expects gcclib to live in


but under Fedora Core 3, it lives under


A suggest the following patch be applied to enquiry.c. It fixes this
issue by first checking for a /gcc-lib/ component in the gcclib path,
and if none exists, checks for a /gcc/ path. This should have _no_
impact on systems unaffected by this bug.

>   if( !p ){
>         p= strstr(vb.buf,"/gcc/");
>         if (p) p+= 5;
>   }
>   else
>     p+= 9;
<   p+= 9;

If there is a need for transfering copyright even for such a trivial
patch, I willingly transfer copyright to the fsf, debian, Bill Gates
or whoever is applicable.

I am using Fedora Core 3.

If you think it doesn't matter if dpkg works under non-Debian systems,
please reconsider. I want my software to support Debian systems, but I
am not willing to let that dictate my choice of distribution. That is
why I am doing my best to make dpkg work under my computer. Thank you
for your time.

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