Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Possible Duplicate:
dpkg: error: parsing file ‘/var/lib/dpkg/available’ near line 0

Every application install attmept end in failure with this showing in the details:

installArchives() failed: dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 0: newline in field name `ipts'

Existing apps work

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by Florian Diesch, Sergey, Jorge Castro, Ringtail, Stephen Myall Nov 7 '12 at 9:23

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

post the entire error message –  Shagun Nov 7 '12 at 2:02

1 Answer 1

Try running these commands on the terminal

sudo dpkg --clear-avail

sudo apt-get update

think this will resolve the issue.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.