I'm trying to install/uninstall packages in Debian but getting errors.
I can't remove or add any package, always getting the error.
apt-get --remove purge package apg-get remove package dpkg -r package
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You may try fixing the problem with a Python script published by pokerbirch on Ubuntu Forums (under CC BY-SA 4.0 license):
#!/usr/bin/python # 8th November, 2009 # update manager failed, giving me the error: # 'files list file for package 'xxx' is missing final newline' for every package. # some Googling revealed that this problem was due to corrupt files(s) in /var/lib/dpkg/info/ # looping though those files revealed that some did not have a final new line # this script will resolve that problem by appending a newline to all files that are missing it # NOTE: you will need to run this script as root, e.g. sudo python newline_fixer.py import os dpkg_path = '/var/lib/dpkg/info/' paths = os.listdir(dpkg_path) for path in paths: path = dpkg_path + path f = open(path, 'a+') data = f.read() if len(data) > 1 and data[-1:] != '\n': f.write('\n') print 'added newline character to:', path f.close()
It scans the package definition files and adds a newline character if one is missing.