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dpkg parse error in file /var/lib/dpkg/available

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If you get the following error (or something similar):

dpkg: parse error, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 14660 package 'virtualbox':
error in Version string `1.6.2-31466_Ubuntu_hardy': invalid character in revision number

just run sudo dpkg –clear-avail


Written by azimout

03/08/2010 at 16:28

Posted in Problems

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  1. […] gente le ocurre [], también algún español [], y he dado con la solución []. Es […]

  2. Thanks a lot for this nice tip. Saved me a lot of frustrating hours. 🙂


    28/11/2010 at 08:22

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