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

From: Visti Andresen talpa at galnet.dk
Date: Mon Feb 19 23:15:35 EET 2007
On Mon, 19 Feb 2007 21:37:58 +0200
Guillem Jover <guillem.jover at nokia.com> wrote:

> > 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.

Indeed, thank you!!!
Don't know why I missed that bit about "for package `armel'".

Since the package didn't contain any files I asked dpkg to remove it.
(asked "dpkg -L armel" as well, better safe that reflashing)
Seems to have fixed my dpkg issue :)

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