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Re: Can not purge b/c of error in /var/lib/dpkg/available

On Sat, Dec 15, 2001 at 02:38:14PM -0600, Adam Stewart Edgar <adam.edgar@ua.edu> was heard to say:
> when I try to purge some installs I get an error from dpkg that is
> attached and it corresponds to libstdc++2.10.  btw Im running unstable

   Welcome to unstable.

  The available database is corrupted.  You could try replacing
/var/lib/dpkg/available with /var/lib/dpkg/available-old.

  (I think "dselect update" should recreate the available database
   from scratch)

  (also, if you have an up-to-date dpkg, you might want to save the
   available database as evidence and file a bug against dpkg..)


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