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Old 05-12-2005, 03:34 PM   #1
flying-tuxman
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netinstall dpkg problem


hi,
I just did a netinstall of debian sarge on my pc.
after the install I tried to apt-get install some packages but, rather than install, they get stored on /var/cache/apt/archives.
I tried dpkg in order to install the packages from that dir but it complains about:

dpkg parse error in file /var/lib/dpkg/status near line 1558 package 'mdetect' missing version

I opened the status file with nano and at the line just appears mdetect without any version number, just as any other package listed there.
also i tried dselect-upgrade and it gives the same error message as above.
is this a known bug and is there a way to fix it cos, the way it is, i cant seem to be able to apt-get install anything.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 04:31 PM   #2
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Hi,

Can you publish your /etc/apt/sources.list file here ?
Can you try other sources, like:
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ sarge main contrib non-free

Have you tried apt-get update before doing apt-get install ?

Cheers,

tibob
 
Old 05-12-2005, 04:54 PM   #3
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hi,
I dont think the problems is with the sources, as the download part of the precess happens normally.
the packages all apperas in the /var/cache/apt/archives directory.
the problem arises when te install part of the procees begins.
then dpkg complain about the error mentioned above.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 05:37 PM   #4
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You're right, the status file seems to be corrupt. Have a look at http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/.../msg14958.html where the same problem is explained.

Good luck,

tibob
 
Old 05-12-2005, 08:03 PM   #5
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thanks for the tip.
I'll try the solution suggested in the link and post again to let everyone know how/if it worked
 
  


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