[Reportbug-maint] Bug#599290: reportbug: tells that package does not exist even when it exists
morph at debian.org
Mon Dec 27 21:05:19 UTC 2010
On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 14:15, Michal Čihař <nijel at debian.org> wrote:
> Dne Mon, 27 Dec 2010 00:15:27 +0100
> Sandro Tosi <morph at debian.org> napsal(a):
>> Hello Michal,
>> On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 15:01, Michal Čihař <nijel at debian.org> wrote:
>> > $ reportbug wnpp
>> > 3 RFA This is a `Request for Adoption'. Due to lack of time, resources, interest or something similar, the
>> > Choose the request type: 3
>> > Please enter the package name: nanoblogger-extra
>> > Checking status database...
>> > This package doesn't appear to exist; continue? [y|N|?]? n
>> this check is implemented calling
>> $ dpkg --status nanoblogger-extra
>> does this command work fine for you?
> Indeed it fails:
> Package `nanoblogger-extra' is not installed and no info is available.
> Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files,
> and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents.
> Clearly I have no idea why it does not say anything about it,
indeed, also because it works fine here :S
$ dpkg -s nanoblogger-extra
Status: unknown ok not-installed
> but would
> not be better to use apt-cache instead?
well, that's an interesting question, but I don't have an answer about
it yet. Currently there's no plane to migrate away from "plain" dpkg
for packages querying.
>> Also, are you able to still replicate this bug? only with
>> nanoblogger-extra or also with other packages?
> This did happen only with nanoblogger-extra and not for
> nanoblogger which I RFAed at same time. I can still reproduce this
> issue on one of my systems.
mh, you can probably looking at what's teh status of
/var/lib/dpkg/available and /var/lib/dpkg/status in regards to
nanoblogger-extra, maybe also the Packages file of apt, but it
shouldn't matter in this case.
Anyhow, I'm less inclined to consider this report as a bug in
reportbug, but let's see how deep we go :)
Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi
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