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every time I try to install or update anything it gives this error

    dpkg: error: failed to open package info file `/var/lib/dpkg/available' for reading: No such file or directory
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
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open ternimal and type these one by one

sudo dpkg --configure -a

sudo apt-get -f install

sudo apt-get --fix-missing install

sudo apt-get autoclean

sudo apt-get clean

sudo apt-get autoremove

this should fix it.

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