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Re: Bug#594167: menu update regression, does not recognize entries

reassign 594167 dpkg
retitle 594167 dpkg produces spurious warnings about missing fields in /var/lib/dpkg/updates/*
severity 594167 important
tag 594167 pending
affects 594167 menu

On Tue, 31 Aug 2010, Bill Allombert wrote:
> > Since some time the menu trigger produces more and more warnings of the
> > type:
> > 	warning, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/updates/0000' near line 5 package 'python-cupshelpers': missing description
> > 
> Assuming this is indeed caused by update-menus, then I would assume that the
> warning is output by the call to dpkg-query:
> dpkg-query --show --showformat="\${status} \${provides} \${package}\n"
> Maybe there is a bad interaction with some other triggers that cause dpkg-query
> to report a warning.

This is a bug in dpkg that is already fixed in the git repo. You
have nothing to do. Those warnings are wrong but do not do any harm except
being ugly.

Please bear with them until the next release.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer ◈ [Flattr=20693]

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