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Old 08-25-2011, 09:51 AM
Jonathan Nieder
Default libreoffice-base: package not installable, dpkg fails to unpack

reassign 639229 dpkg

Rene Engelhard wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 08:50:03AM +0200, Matthias Cramer wrote:

>> When upgrading to the newest package, dpkg fails to unpack the .deb file:
>> Preparing to replace libreoffice-base 1:3.3.4-1 (using .../libreoffice-
>> base_1%3a3.3.4-2_amd64.deb) ...
>> Unpacking replacement libreoffice-base ...
>> dpkg: ../../src/archives.c:824: tarobject: Assertion `r == stab.st_size'
>> failed.
>> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg exited unexpectedly
> If at all, this is a dpkg bug. What makes you think it's alibreoffice bug?
> It got properly packed by dpkg-deb as anything else.

Yes, an assertion failure in dpkg is by definition a dpkg bug (barring
hardware failures, etc). Thanks for passing it on.

Matthias, what version of dpkg do you use?

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