Bug#825561: mpd-sima: leaves statoverrides after purge, breaking dpkg

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Fri May 27 19:50:11 UTC 2016

Package: mpd-sima
Version: 0.14.1-1
Severity: serious
User: debian-qa at lists.debian.org
Usertags: piuparts


during a test with piuparts I noticed your package fails to
install, purge, and install again.

>From the attached log (scroll to the bottom...):

[first installation went fine]

1m16.1s DEBUG: Starting command: ['chroot', '/tmp/piupartss/tmp2bGUnx', 'dpkg', '--purge', 'mpd-sima']
1m16.6s DUMP: 
  (Reading database ... 9109 files and directories currently installed.)
  Removing mpd-sima (0.14.1-1) ...
  Purging configuration files for mpd-sima (0.14.1-1) ...
  Removing user `mpd-sima' ...
  Warning: group `mpd-sima' has no more members.
1m16.6s DEBUG: Command ok: ['chroot', '/tmp/piupartss/tmp2bGUnx', 'dpkg', '--purge', 'mpd-sima']

[second installation fails:]
1m26.2s DEBUG: Starting command: ['chroot', '/tmp/piupartss/tmp2bGUnx', 'apt-get', '-y', 'install', 'mpd-sima=0.14.1-1']
1m27.5s DUMP: 
  Reading package lists...
  Building dependency tree...
  Reading state information...
  Suggested packages:
  The following NEW packages will be installed:
  0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
  Need to get 64.0 kB of archives.
  After this operation, 292 kB of additional disk space will be used.
  Get:1 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian sid/main amd64 mpd-sima all 0.14.1-1 [64.0 kB]
  debconf: delaying package configuration, since apt-utils is not installed
  Fetched 64.0 kB in 0s (0 B/s)
  dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
   unknown user 'mpd-sima' in statoverride file
  E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
1m27.5s ERROR: Command failed (status=100): ['chroot', '/tmp/piupartss/tmp2bGUnx', 'apt-get', '-y', 'install', 'mpd-sima=0.14.1-1']


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