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When I try to update my Ubuntu 11.10 I get this message after downloading everything "The installation or removal of a software package failed.

installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
 files list file for package 'telepathy-butterfly' is missing final newline
Error in function: "
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closed as off-topic by bain, RobotHumans, Warren Hill, LnxSlck, Jorge Castro Jul 30 '14 at 20:12

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  • "This describes a problem that can't be reproduced that seemingly went away on its own or was only relevant to a very specific period of time. It's off-topic as it's unlikely to help future readers." – bain, RobotHumans, Warren Hill, Jorge Castro
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Try this: open a Terminal and try the following commands:

sudo apt-get install -f

And then afterwards, if successful, try

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

If these don't work, consider removing the offending package

sudo apt-get remove telepathy-butterfly

and if you wish, try to reinstall it

sudo apt-get install telepathy-butterfly

Hope this helps.

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