broken apt-get or dependency in slink?
I originally installed my slink base system from the net and added
some extras using the dselect front-end to apt-get via ftp. This
worked fine, but a little too slowly for my liking over a 33k modem,
so I picked up a CD set.
Vaguely remembered reading something about how to make apt-get aware
of CD-ROMs, but couldn't find the reference at the right time. Over
time, I installed a slew of stuff using dselect's multi-cd method
instead - during which period, at some point, apt-get seems to have
Now, trying to return to the one-true-way, I get this...
proli:/# apt-get install foo
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/dpkg/status (1)
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
The package list seems to download OK whether fetched from CD or from
a remote site. In neither case however can we use it when it arrives.
Anyone know what goes on here?
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