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Old 06-09-2012, 05:03 AM   #1
phoe
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Unhappy Update error, unable to resolve it - help ?


When I try to update, I've started to receive this as an error as of about a week ago:

E:Problem parsing dependency Depends, E:Error occurred while processing libmono-system-web-services4.0-cil (NewVersion2), E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

I'm still barely beyond complete newbie level to be brutally honest, despite having used linux daily and exclusively on this machine for over 18 months (dual boot with WinXP).

I've tried a variety of (sudo) apt-get commands to clean etc. without success - I just get the same error as soon as it starts.

Any help would be appreciated :-}

If it's of any relevance, I think 10.04 was first wubi install on this machine, and it has since been updated successfully to the latest official "unity" release, which I then installed xfce to, for a "classic" look and feel to the desktop.
 
Old 06-09-2012, 06:11 AM   #2
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Hi,

looks like your status file got corrupted. There should be a backup at /var/lib/dpkg/status-old. You could try reverting to that. You should probably make your own manual backups of both those files.

Eg Make backups
Code:
cp /var/lib/dpkg/status ~/status.back
cp /var/lib/dpkg/status-old ~/status-old.back
Use the status-old instead of the status which seems to have problems
Code:
cp /var/lib/dpkg/status-old /var/lib/dpkg/status
Please note that this last command will have to be run as root (eg using sudo).

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Old 06-10-2012, 03:48 AM   #3
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Many thanks, that seems to have sorted it out :-)
 
Old 11-28-2012, 06:05 AM   #4
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I am a windows 7 64bit user, and it appears the commands here are for linux users.
Can you help me with a windows command so as to resolve this issue please?
I have WinSCP installed.
Many Thanks.
 
Old 11-29-2012, 12:17 AM   #5
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Hi,

firstly, please start a new thread.
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Originally Posted by koonlay View Post
I am a windows 7 64bit user, and it appears the commands here are for linux users.
Can you help me with a windows command so as to resolve this issue please?
I have WinSCP installed.
In the new thread please clearly state what your problem is and what you have done to try to resolve it.

Evo2.
 
  


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