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Re: big problem with apt-get / deselect

On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 01:48:42PM +0100, Organ Grinder wrote:
> It was full of crap, i copied over information from another debian 
> server, which then fixed that problem.  Now whats happening is that when 
> I try to do an install or update i get the following
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>   iproute
> 0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0  not upgraded.
> Need to get 0B/518kB of archives. After unpacking 837kB will be used.
> Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
> (Reading database ... dpkg: error processing 
> /var/cache/apt/archives/iproute_20010824-8_i386.deb (--unpack):
>  unable to open files list file for package `mailx': Permission denied

Right, so /var/lib/dpkg/info/mailx.list is borked. Looks like something
went through that directory with a chainsaw ...


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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