dpkg: syntax error: unknown group `Debian-exim' in statusoverride fileIf you get the following error when installing packages in Debian linux:
root@foo:dpkg$ apt-get install amap Reading Package Lists... Done Building Dependency Tree... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: amap 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 70.0kB of archives. After unpacking 164kB of additional disk space will be used. Get:1 http://ftp.uk.debian.org sarge/main amap 4.8-1 [70.0kB] Fetched 70.0kB in 0s (447kB/s) dpkg: syntax error: unknown group `Debian-exim' in statusoverride file E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
This is because Debian seems create a file override but not delete it when you remove exim.
To fix, use the following command:
dpkg-statoverride --remove /etc/exim4/passwd.client
This will update /var/lib/dpkg/statoverride
Last updated: 24/05/2006