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Bug#541674: buildd.emdebian.org: dash - failed diversion of missing manpage



Package: buildd.emdebian.org
Severity: normal

dash tries to divert a manpage and no manpage exists in Grip.

dpkg --force-all -i /var/cache/apt/archives/dash_0.5.5.1-2.3em1_i386.deb
(Reading database ... 
dpkg: warning: files list file for package `dash' missing, assuming
package has no files currently installed.
(Reading database ... 38816 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace dash 0.5.5.1-2.3em1 (using
.../dash_0.5.5.1-2.3em1_i386.deb) ...
dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute new pre-installation script: No
such file or directory
dpkg: error processing
/var/cache/apt/archives/dash_0.5.5.1-2.3em1_i386.deb (--install):
 subprocess new pre-installation script returned error exit status 2
dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute new post-removal script: No such
file or directory
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
 subprocess new post-removal script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/dash_0.5.5.1-2.3em1_i386.deb

Current workaround is to unpack dash and then force-all install it.

# dpkg -x /var/cache/apt/archives/dash_0.5.5.1-2.3em1_i386.deb /
# dpkg --force-all -i  /var/cache/apt/archives/dash_0.5.5.1-2.3em1_i386.deb
# dpkg --configure -a
# apt-get -f install

More testing needed.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.29-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash



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