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Old 05-09-2004, 06:14 PM   #1
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apt-get install/remove error


hi i am running into a small problem since this morning. i tried to remove xmms, and now i can not install or remove anything by using apt-get utility. here is what happens averytime:
debian:~# apt-get remove kopete
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
kopete
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 8786kB will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
dpkg: parse error, in file `/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 7010 package `xmms-status-plugin':
missing version
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
debian:~#

anybody got anyideas?
 
Old 05-09-2004, 06:20 PM   #2
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Try apt-get clean or apt-get autoclean then try again.
 
Old 05-09-2004, 07:20 PM   #3
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still the same error.look:
debian:~# apt-get autoclean
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
debian:~# apt-get clean
debian:~# apt-get remove kopete
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
kopete
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 8786kB will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
dpkg: parse error, in file `/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 7010 package `xmms-status-plugin':
missing version
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
debian:~
 
Old 05-09-2004, 08:23 PM   #4
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Try
Code:
dselect update
to update your package database.
 
Old 02-26-2006, 02:49 AM   #5
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Hey,

I did Knoppix 4.0.2 HD installation on my laptop. Every other stuff works fine. The problem is that though I can use "apt-cache searche" to cite the pakages but could not use apt utilities install and remove anything. Therefore I tried "apt-get autoclean" and it executed succesfully. After typing "dselect update" I got the following massage:

############
Hit http://http.us.debian.org stable/non-free Release
Reading Package Lists... Done
Merging Available information
E: read, still have 1 to read but none left

update available list script returned error exit status 100.
Press <enter> to continue.
#############

after that I still could not apt-get install and remove any package. Because this is a brand new installation from live CD. I suspect I need to do somthing else(I totally have no idea what are they) besides configuring sources.list(I copied from one of my working PCs). Anybody can give me a hint?

Thank a lot in advance!
 
  


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