I had a power shortage and had to use fsck to restore some files to start my ubuntu 16.04 again.

Now when I want to install or update packages, I get an error and the process stops. It looks like the file list files may be corrupt.

Now, when I do apt-get upgrade I get the next error:

dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
 files list for package 'debianutils' is not a regular file
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

And a look at this file shows:

florian@PC15-085:/var/lib/dpkg/info$ ls debianutils.*
debianutils.md5sums  debianutils.postinst  debianutils.postrm

dependency_links.txt  entry_points.txt  PKG-INFO  top_level.txt

debianutils.list is not a txt file, but kind of a directory. I dont know if this is supposed to be like this. I tried to use apt-get purge and reinstall but then I get errors for packages with unmet dependencies.

How can I fix this?

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