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Old 02-20-2010, 02:58 AM   #16
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my first question :D

I too had similar error:
dpkg parse error in file /var/lib/dpkg/status near line 6605 package libgif4: missing version

I looked at the chunk around 6605 line it it certainly looked messed up (libgif4 package was messed up). Then checked the same line in status-old file and it looked alright. So renamed status-old to status. Ran sudo apt-get update and everything went fine after that.

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Old 12-01-2011, 10:24 AM   #17
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Thumbs up Perfect answer devkinandan.bhatt

Excellent! devkinandan.bhatt you answer is perfect!


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