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Fixing damaged /var/lib/dpkg/available

Thanks to the person at

pointing out this message to fix a broken /var/lib/dpkg/available.

In my case a version update from Linux MInt 16 to 17 went wrong and corrupted that file. this did the trick:


# mv /var/lib/dpkg/available /root/

# touch /var/lib/dpkg/available

# sh -c 'for i in /var/lib/apt/lists/*_Packages; do dpkg --merge-avail "$i"; done'



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