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apt, missing fields in available file

Anybody seeing this?

dpkg: parse error, in file `/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 22054 package `oskit':
 empty file details field `MD5sum'

Apt aborts after downloading files before it starts unpacking them.
The problem stanza is:

Package: oskit Priority: extra Section: devel Installed-Size: 39864
Maintainer: Ed Boraas <ed@debian.org> Architecture: i386 Version:
0.97.20010214-4 Filename:
dists/potato/main/binary-i386/devel/oskit_0.97.20000202-1.deb Size:
27794100 MD5sum: Description: The Flux Operating System Toolkit, a
framework for OS design
 This package is a collection of libraries designed to ease kernel development.
 Provided with libraries of commonly used functions, operating system developers
 can spend more time focusing on design and "interesting" code, and less time
 wrestling with extremely-low-level issues.


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