recovery from "rm -rf /var/lib/dpkg/info" ?

Kristian Erik Hermansen kristian.hermansen at
Wed Aug 22 18:56:31 BST 2007

On 8/22/07, Dan Ritter <dsr at> wrote:
> Does this help?

I will try one of them.  It seems that I am in new territory.  People
lose /var/lib/dpkg or /var/lib/dpkg/status.  However, I only lost the
/var/lib/dpkg/info directory, which stores things like file lists for
packages, md5sums, and pre/post install scripts.  I wonder why this
directory would matter to apt when trying to pull down and install
packages.  You would think that the info directory would not be
necessary.  I did recreate it just to be safe, to no avail...
Kristian Erik Hermansen

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