I've seen some folks have errors relating to files in
/var/lib/dpkg/updates. All I can find about the directory is that the files in it are numbered
0001 etc. and that the error messages often mention "trouble parsing one of the files".
/var/lib/dpkg/updates folder is empty on my system, so I can't see what's in the files. I've not been able to find information about what is stored in this directory, only many forum posts and bug reports mentioning the directory.
So, what is this directory for?