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Old 12-11-2003, 07:23 AM   #1
agentforsythe
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Angry apt-get problem


whenever I use apt-get, I get:

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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)
I am not able to install any software that depends on libc6, but I can't remove and reinstall libc6 as apt depends on it - help!

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Old 12-11-2003, 11:52 AM   #2
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have you tried doing an 'apt-get update' lately? Maybe that would fix the file in question.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 11:56 AM   #3
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yeah, I tried that - no joy :-(
 
Old 12-11-2003, 01:06 PM   #4
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download from debian the latest .deb of it, then do a dpkg -i *.deb. That should sort it out.
 
Old 12-12-2003, 06:43 AM   #5
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thanks for the advice - alas packages.debian.org is down at the moment (and has been for a couple of weeks). Does anyone know of a reliable mirror?
 
Old 12-18-2003, 06:02 PM   #6
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aargh

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Originally posted by ho_10
download from debian the latest .deb of it, then do a dpkg -i *.deb. That should sort it out.
I tried that - I get:

Code:
dpkg: parse error, in file `/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 2111 package `bfbtester':
 `Depends' field, reference to `libc6': version contains ` '
any ideas?
 
Old 12-19-2003, 06:14 AM   #7
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anyone?

help!
 
  


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