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Good evening. This problem occured when trying to update using the update manager. A problem occured so I cleared all the cache and tried to update once again this time in terminal, and it spat out:
dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 6449 missing package name
After opening up 'status' with gedit and going to line 6449, I found that nothing was on that line but the following was before and after it.
This package contains the Mono System.Configuration library for CLI 4.0. Original-Maintainer: Debian Mono Group <firstname.lastname@example.org)oth.debian.org> Homepage: http://www.mono-project.com/ <<<<---- LINE 6449 Package: bzip2 Status: install ok installed Priority: optional Section: utils Installed-Size: 160 Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <email@example.com>
<<<<--- LINE 6449 is obviously not on the file, but I can't see whats wrong here? anybody have an idea?
Edit: I have tried running:
sudo apt-get install --fix-missing sudo dpkg --clear-avail
But no good...