Bug 208532: dpkg --forget-old-unavail does not work at all
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Hi, I'd like to call attention to a specific bug which seems fairly
bite-size in nature, and has possibly gone unfixed only due to being
hidden amongst the many other bugs in the BTS
The ultra-short summary of this bug is:
dpkg leaves 'Architecture' fields in /var/lib/dpkg/status on purge,
which causes the 'informative installed' check during
- --forget-old-unavail processing to always be true.
Therefore, no packages are ever forgotten.
There's already a patch in the BTS, which in summary does:
Ignore architecture when deducing informative-ness.
Blank some additional fields.
Please could a dpkg maintainer apply the patch, or comment on
how the patch needs to be improved before it can be applied?
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