Re: dselect and dpkg parse error in the status file
>>>>> "DD" == Dimitris Dracopoulos <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
DD> I am not able to run dselect and dpkg any more (I think this
DD> happened after a crash).
DD> Dselect starts but does not let me select any files and exits
DD> (same problem with dpkg -i), both giving the following error
DD> Any ideas out there of why this is happening?
Could be a crash. However, you can regenerate the
/var/lib/dpkg/available database with this command:
# apt-get dumpavail > /var/lib/dpkg/available
This needs to be done as root, and preferably after a recent apt-get
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