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Re: [gNewSense-users] I think my update manager has crashed - SOS

From: Kevin Dean
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] I think my update manager has crashed - SOS
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 15:35:37 -0400

Andrei messaged me off-list to try and resolve this but i just wanted
to add that I don't think this is a gNewSense issue - I pulled the
sources and examined the package and there are no illegal characters.

I then rebuilt it on gNewSense AND Debian Lenny then removed (but not
purged) it like he had and it was not repeatable.


On 7/25/07, Kevin Dean <address@hidden> wrote:
It appears that you've got a package installed that has an illegal
character in it's name. If this is pure gNewSense system, then you've
discovered a bug in one of our packages.

If this is NOT a pure gNewSense system, you've discovered a bug in
someone ELSES package.

Using gedit or your text editor of choice, open the file
"/var/lib/dpkg/status" and go to line 24129. This line is in a chunk
of text that corresponds to a package, please post that chunk (but NOT
THE WHOLE FILE) back to this mailing list so we can see exactly why
package has the error in it.

-Kevin Dean

On 7/25/07, andrei raevsky <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> For a while already the update manager's icon, when pressed, used to load
> synaptic rather than the update manager.  I then manually closed synaptic
> and launched the update manager and the system was updated.  Now this
> morning when I got the "updates available icon" I clicked on it, synaptic
> was lauched, I closed it, then I manually lauched the update manager and I
> clicked 'install updates'.  It downladed them, installed them, and announced
> that the very same 8 packages were still updatable.  I repeated the
> operation 2 more times.  Then I tried this:
> address@hidden:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
>  Password:
> Get:1 deltad Release.gpg [191B]
> Hit deltad Release
>  Get:2 deltad-security
> Release.gpg [191B]
>  Ign deltad/main Packages
>  Hit deltad-security
> Release
> Ign deltad/universe Packages
> Ign deltad/main Sources
> Ign deltad/universe Sources
> Hit deltad/main Packages
>  Ign deltad-security/main
> Packages
>  Hit deltad/universe Packages
> Hit deltad/main Sources
> Ign
> deltad-security/universe Packages
> Ign deltad-security/main
> Sources
> Hit deltad/universe Sources
> Ign
> deltad-security/universe Sources
> Hit deltad-security/main
> Packages
> Hit
> deltad-security/universe Packages
> Hit deltad-security/main
> Sources
>  Hit
> deltad-security/universe Sources
>  Fetched 2B in 1s (2B/s)
> Reading package lists... Done
>  Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree... Done
> Calculating upgrade... Done
>  The following packages will be upgraded:
>   bind9-host dnsutils libbind9-0 libdns21 libisc11 libisccc0 libisccfg1
>   liblwres9
> 8 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> Need to get 0B/1329kB of archives.
>  After unpacking 4096B of additional disk space will be used.
> Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
>  dpkg: parse error, in file `/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 24129:
>   invalid package name (character ` ' not allowed - only letters, digits and
> -+._ allowed)
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
> address@hidden:~$
> Any ideas as to what is going on here?  WTF is this weird dpkg parse error?!
> How do I fix my computer to get the updates and synaptic/update manager
> running again?
> Many thanks,
> Andrei
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