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Old 07-24-2017, 10:16 PM   #1
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Some damn error with update. What the hell does it mean? How do I fix it?


I use Debian stable. I'm getting the following error:

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Fetched 8,229 kB in 10s (793 kB/s)                                             
Reading package lists... Error!
W: Unknown Multi-Arch type 'freign' for package 'gnom}-icon-theme'
E: Malformed 3rd word in the Status line
E: Error occurred while processing gnom}-icon-theme (UsePackage3)
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
What does this mean? How do I fix this?
 
Old 07-24-2017, 10:22 PM   #2
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gnom}-icon-theme
My first guess would be that, somewhere along the line, someone misplet "gnome" as "gnom}."

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Old 07-24-2017, 11:01 PM   #3
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Okay, I found an answer which worked. And it was from LinuxQuestions! So, I followed this, and it worked (specifically, I replaced the /var/lib/dpkg/status with /var/lib/dpkg/status-old (tossing the status file and renaming status-old to status) and then ran "apt update" as root. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...36#post4577536

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Old 07-24-2017, 11:04 PM   #4
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have a look at your /var/log/apt/history.log
assuming you have logging working Ok

if you manually update such as sudo apt full-upgrade, it may also be worth wile looking into /var/log/apt/term.log

oops I was typing too slow...ignore my post
 
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Old 07-24-2017, 11:20 PM   #5
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Thanks anyway. I appreciate all efforts at help. I'm not exactly sure what caused that error. But, I decided it was time to upgrade youtube-dl. So, I attempted to build it from Sid's source, which required downloading the dependencies for it (various packages: "apt build-dep youtube-dl"). Then I got rid of the youtube-dl package that I had installed -- and then noticed it was the same version (I think Debian keeps certain packages up to date from the volatile, or whatever it's called now, repository -- which is different from Ubuntu that I migrated from). I then tried to build the package, and got some errors, leading to the situation above. So, the lesson seems to be: before trying to port a package from source, make sure it's actually necessary to do so.

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Old 07-25-2017, 05:01 AM   #6
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yeah and one way to do it is ....run as local user
Code:
apt search youtube-dl
replayce youtube-dl with your next project name
 
  


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