[maemo-developers] dpkg: serious warning: files list .......

From: Guillem Jover guillem.jover at nokia.com
Date: Mon Feb 19 21:37:58 EET 2007
On Sun, 2007-02-18 at 21:18:34 +0100, ext Visti Andresen wrote:
> Hi, I succeeded in building my first .deb package.
> I created the control file and friends manually, I looked at the
> source of maemopadplus for "inspiration".

I still wonder why the tutorials lead people to build packages by

> Using the "Application manager" the package installs and uninstalls
> without any problems.

You probably have those messages as well if you ask for the output

> But when I use dpkg I get the following message:
> dpkg -i n770-fire_0.1_armel.deb 
> Selecting previously deselected package n770-fire.
> (Reading database ... 
> dpkg: serious warning: files list file for package `armel' missing,
> assuming package has no files currently installed.
> 12900 files and directories currently installed.)

This is saying that there's an installed package called «armel» which
does not have the corresponding «/var/lib/dpkg/info/armel.list» file.
So you got such package installed somehow and dpkg is complaining.

> Unpacking n770-fire (from n770-fire_0.1_armel.deb) ...
> Setting up n770-fire (0.1) ...

And the warning message should be unrelated to this package.

> "dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot" creates a debian/files file containing:
> n770-fire_1.2_armel.deb user/games optional

This file does not have anything to do with the one dpkg is
complaining about, the former being binary package related the latter
being source package related.


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