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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

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

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

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Try running these commands on the terminal

sudo dpkg --clear-avail

sudo apt-get update

think this will resolve the issue.

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