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Re: unpack error

On 16/04/14 10:23 AM, Sven Joachim wrote:
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 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' !

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.


Yup, that's the one...it's been there since March 26tth..I guess because it's not a big deal :)

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