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Whenever I try to install software from the ubuntu software center, it gives me the following error after I enter my password:
Package operation failed The installation or removal of a software package failed OK
and if I try to install it a lot more times, a
thing apears. When I click that, it gives me this:
dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/updates/0174' near line 0:
Also something that might be helpful is that I am running ubuntu through virtualbox and when my computer crashed (not the virtual one, but my mac one), I was running ubuntu in virtualbox, and ever since then I have had this problem. Anyone know why? Thanks.
EDIT: I've tried again, and when I click details, the message changed:
dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/updates/0174' near line 0: EOF after field name `'