Re: Installing Debian
On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 01:38:09PM -0400, Anand Atreya wrote:
> I'm trying to install Debian 3.0r1 on a 900 MHz AMD Athlon with Asus A7V motherboard. However, I'm having two problems.
> First, when I'm in the middle of the install process, and the installer is adding packages to the system, I get the following error regardless of how many times i try or if I try to run apt-get manually:
> dpkg: parse error, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 16078
> package '(package name here)':
> 'Depends' field, reference to 'libc6': version contains ' '
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
> This error occurs with many different packages. (One of the packages that caused this problem was a Python package.) Rebooting does not help. Anyone have any idea what is causing this?
Sounds like you may have disk corruption, or at least a corrupted
available file. Why not take a look at the available file with emacs,
at the line numbers mentioned, to see if something other than
libc6 (>= x.x.x-x) is there. I grepped mine and found no cases
where version was ' '.
If you move your available file and then apt-get update,
you'll get a fresh one. Then maybe you could diff (although
it may be a newer version as well).
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