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Re: Ok, please tell me how to install a package without the dpkg system



on Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 02:41:11PM -0800, Joey Hess (joeyh@debian.org) wrote:
> Benj wrote:
> > Reading database ... dpkg: error processing php4_4.0.3pl1-4.deb (--install):
> >  files list file for package `kernel-image-2.2.17' is missing final newline
> > Errors were encountered while processing:
> >  php4_4.0.3pl1-4.deb
> > Processing was halted because there were too many errors.
> 
> You seem to have some significant corruption going on in your dpkg
> database. The file in question is
> /var/lib/dpkg/info/kernel-image-2.2.17.list
> 
> Removing the file (or fixing it so it has a final newline) and
> reinstalling kernel-image-2.2.17 may fix this.

Note that these sorts of problems, particularly if they're frequently
occuring, may be symptomatic of other underlying problems -- bad hard
drive, memory, or networking hardware, perhaps.  If you notice this sort
of thing regularly, I'd start digging deeper.

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