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Old 01-11-2004, 02:31 PM   #1
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apt-get is broken, please help!


when I try to apt-get install anything:
Code:
dpkg: parse error, in file `/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 2111 package `bfbtester':
 `Depends' field, reference to `libc6': version contains ` '
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
any theories?
 
Old 01-11-2004, 04:12 PM   #2
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edit /var/lib/dpkg/available and remove lines that reference bfbtester
 
Old 01-11-2004, 04:21 PM   #3
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I think I wasn't very clear in my last post. Firstly, /var/lib/dpkg/available is a file that has entries for all the programs that dpkg has access to, with information about each file. Probably what happened is the entry for bfbtester got mangled, possibly some extra (illegal) characters were added. By removing the entry, or by finding the error on line 2111, your problem should be fixed.
 
Old 01-12-2004, 03:24 AM   #4
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thanks!

I'll give that a try when I get home
 
  


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