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Re: unpack error

On 2014-04-16 02:54 +0200, Frank McCormick wrote:

> I installed youtube-dl on the Sid installation tonight
> and noticed a dpkg error  which didn't halt the process.
> This is what happened:
> Selecting previously unselected package libavdevice53:i386.
> (Reading database ... 147371 files and directories currently installed.)
> Preparing to unpack .../libavdevice53_6%3a9.11-3+b2_i386.deb ...
> Unpacking libavdevice53:i386 (6:9.11-3+b2) ...
> Selecting previously unselected package libavfilter3:i386.
> Preparing to unpack .../libavfilter3_6%3a9.11-3+b2_i386.deb ...
> Unpacking libavfilter3:i386 (6:9.11-3+b2) ...
> Selecting previously unselected package libav-tools.
> Preparing to unpack .../libav-tools_6%3a9.11-3+b2_i386.deb ...
> dpkg: error: --compare-versions takes three arguments: <version>
> <relation> <version>
> Type dpkg --help for help about installing and deinstalling packages [*];
> Use 'apt' or 'aptitude' for user-friendly package management;
> Type dpkg -Dhelp for a list of dpkg debug flag values;
> Type dpkg --force-help for a list of forcing options;
> Type dpkg-deb --help for help about manipulating *.deb files;
> Options marked [*] produce a lot of output - pipe it through 'less' or
> 'more' !
> Unpacking libav-tools (6:9.11-3+b2) ...

That's https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=742676.  I
think the maintainer scripts are invoking dpkg-maintscript-helper not
quite correctly.

> Is this a major problem? I ask because the installation went ahead
> without aborting.

It's not a big deal apparently.


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