Re: Bug#913454: dpkg: warning: found unknown packages; this might mean the available database...

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Re: Bug#913454: dpkg: warning: found unknown packages; this might mean the available database...

Stuart Prescott-11
Control: reassign -1 apt 1.7.0
Control: severity -1 minor

> > Processing triggers for systemd (239-11) ...

systemd is an innocent party here; the operation was completed by dpkg and
then the communication back and forth between apt and dpkg goes a little awry
due to recent changes.

> > dpkg: warning: package not in status nor available database at line 1:
> > libx265-160:amd64
[...]

The messages are harmless and don't occur in the default configuration (always
purging is likely required) or when following the two-step upgrade procedure
as normally recommended (upgrade followed by dist-upgrade).

It's likely that we want to document them in the release notes for buster if
there is no way of preventing them from every appearing; apt developers, can
you please clone this bug to release-notes if that is indeed the case?

(based on comments from DonKult on IRC; insightful comments are his and errors
are mine)

Cheers
Stuart


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