made rpm package, broke dpkg

From: Pollywog (
Date: 03/25/05

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    I made an rpm of dpkg for another system and an unexpected thing happened.
    Checkinstall actually installed the rpm package I made and now when I use dpkg
    I get:

    dpkg: failed to open package info file `/usr/lib/db/status' for reading: No
    such file or directory
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

    I will probably need to reinstall Debian, but is there a way around that?
    I should have known this would happen, but I guess I did not think enough
    before trying to make the rpm (it was for another system, not this one).


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