Version: (using KDE KDE 3.5.1)
Installed from: Debian testing/unstable Packages
When /bin/sh is set to /bin/dash, /etc/apt/sources.list get some '-e' at the begining of the line.
it's because kpackage calls:
sh -c "echo -e '....'"
and that dash uses an internal echo that does not understand -e.
the fix is to replace that with:
sh -c "/bin/echo -e '...'"
This is debian bug http://bugs.debian.org/358296
Created attachment 15674 [details]
patch to fix the problem against kde 3.5.2
KPackage was recently removed from KDE SC (since 4.4 beta2) as it was completely broken and unmaintained.
Most of the common GNU/Linux distributions offer their own tools to deal with packages, and KDE is working on an universal package manager replacement named "Shaman" (to superseed KPackageKit)
Closing the KPackage's bug reports as UNMAINTAINED.