Fixing a broken /var/lib/dpkg/available

7 10 2006

I just installed Debian on a box again, and even before finishing the installation I was confronted with a defect /var/lib/dpkg/available file, which seemed to be truncated. Most of the items in base-config didn’t work because of this. I fixed it by doing a

dpkg --clear-avail
dselect update

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