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Bug#156565: dpkg: strange corruption of available file

Package: dpkg
Version: 1.10.4
Severity: important

# LC_ALL=C dpkg --merge-avail
Updating available packages info, using /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.fr.debian.org_debian_dists_sid_main_binary-i386_Packages.
dpkg: parse error, in file /var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 112513 package powershell':
 field name ' must be followed by colon

Looking at the available file, I find that a number of package have the
following pattern in their stanza (Maint and Version lines only included for

Maintainer: Remco van de Meent <remco@debian.org>
Architecture: d
^H ^W
Version: 0.80.2000.04.21-3

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux bylbo 2.4.18+preempt #1 SMP jeu jui 11 22:30:25 CEST 2002 i686
Locale: LANG=français, LC_CTYPE=français

-- no debconf information

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