Whenever I try to use
apt-get, I get the warning:
dpkg: warning: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 12674 package 'jarnal': error in Version string 'build901': version number does not start with digit
Looking at the
/var/lib/dpkg/available file, I find the entry
Package: jarnal Priority: optional Section: non-free Maintainer: David K. Levine <firstname.lastname@example.org> Architecture: all Version: build901 Depends: sun-java5-jre | sun-java6-jre Recommends: sun-jai, sun-jai-imageio Size: 11217466 Description: a Java Notetaker and PDF Annotator... <snip>
which corresponds to the
/DEBIAN/control file in jarnal-build918_all.deb.
I installed this package about a year ago (before upgrading to 11.04), but can not remove it using apt or dpkg or various frontends.
locate find files installed in
/usr/lib/jarnal/, but it looks incomplete - I think it might be a failed uninstall - since I remember playing with it once, so it must have been properly installed at some point.
Anyway, how can I cleanly remove both the files and the data stored by apt/dpkg from my system?