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 URL: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=208532 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: lib/database.c:informative(): Ignore architecture when deducing informative-ness. src/processarc.c:process_archive(): src/remove.c:removal_bulk(): 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? Thanks! Max.
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