Re: Only one who have parse error in /var/lib/dpkg/available?
> On Thu, 26 Apr 2001, Shaul Karl wrote:
> > Yes there is:
> > [12:36:41 /tmp]$ ls -l /var/lib/dpkg/available
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2547713 Apr 25 00:46 /var/lib/dpkg/available
> > [12:39:36 /tmp]$ od -cj 2547700 /var/lib/dpkg/available
> > 11557764 c e 9 1 8 0 f a 4 2 d f \n
> > 11560001
> > [12:39:42 /tmp]$
> > and
> > dpkg -l doc-linux-text
> > works too. I do not know what was changed.
> No, there is no final new line.
> debian-devel1:/# od -cj 5199880 /var/lib/dpkg/available
> 23654010 r d . \n \n
> It looks like the file got truncated. Disk corruption? What apt-cache
> dumpavail(called from dselect ) interrupted?
I am not sure but the reason could also be a problem with a local server.
At least for now, after an apt-get update from another server, it looks O.K:
1) The size of the file has grown a lot.
2) Now there is the terminating \n\n.
[22:49:47 /tmp]$ od -cj 4462910 /var/lib/dpkg/available
21014476 f o r m s . \n \n
3) The Description is the last field.
I will watch it.
Thank you for the help.
Shaul Karl <email@example.com>