[uug] rebuild / repair apt database?

AJ ONeal coolaj86 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 07:27:16 MDT 2009


sudo sh -c 'zcat /var/backups/dpkg.status.1.gz > /var/lib/dpkg/status'

Halal!
(in the sense that Albanians use the Islamic expression, which is something
along the lines of 'Awesome!')

Thanks a bunch!

AJ ONeal
(317) 426-6525


On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 7:05 AM, Byron Clark <byron at theclarkfamily.name>wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 09:39:00PM -0600, AJ ONeal wrote:
> > sudo apt-get update
> > ... normal stuff ...
> > Reading package lists... Error!
> > E: Problem parsing dependency Replaces
> > E: Error occurred while processing libgl1-mesa-glx (NewVersion1)
> > E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status
> > E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
> >
> > Any thoughts?
>
> You should be able to restore a good copy of /var/lib/dpkg/status from
> /var/backup.
>
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