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/var/lib/dpkg/status and invalid character in revision June 27, 2011

Posted by maxmil in : Debian , trackback

This error appears often in my system related to the names of virtualbox packages.

The current release of virtualbox packages no longer have this problem however the old packages are not removed from the status file.

The only solution seems to be to modify the status file by hand and remove the packages.

Another solution is to use this script written by Julien Valroff that clears purged packages from your status file.

Thankyou Julien.

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