Comment 2 for bug 1601998

Simon D├ęziel (sdeziel) wrote :

Verification worked on Xenial:

# mkdir /tmp/cats
# dpkg -i /tmp/cats
dpkg-split: error: error reading /tmp/cats: Is a directory
dpkg:../../src/unpack.c:123:deb_reassemble: internal error: unexpected exit status 2 from dpkg-split
Aborted

# apt-get dist-upgrade
...
Setting up libdpkg-perl (1.18.4ubuntu1.3) ...
Setting up dpkg-dev (1.18.4ubuntu1.3) ...
...

# dpkg -i /tmp/cats
dpkg-split: error: error reading /tmp/cats: Is a directory
dpkg: error processing archive /tmp/cats (--install):
 subprocess dpkg-split returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /tmp/cats