Bug#242803: Package: dselect
I have some strange problems with /var/lib/dpkg/available file, because when i do a "dselect install" it's find an error in this file. But the strange thing is that the error of the line in this file change all the time, and when i open this file at the specified line the error has vanished:
- the first try:
dpkg: parse error, in file `/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 194256 package `python2.1-oss':
MSDOS EOF (^Z) in field name `Installed-Size'
- the second try:
dpkg: parse error, in file `/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 145694:
field name `0a' must be followed by colon
- the third try:
dpkg: parse error, in file `/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 193828 package `bioperl':
`Recommends' field, missing package name, or garbage where package name expected
Could it be an hardwar problem? do you have a solution?
PS: I have try a cp /var/lib/dpkg/available-old /var/lib/dpkg/available so but it's the same problem
thank for your answer.