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How can I clean up `/var/lib/dpkg/status`? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I rebuild a corrupt dpkg status file? My system constantly complains about errors in my dpkg status file, and nothing I have tried from the internet seems to work. I ...
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Corrupt dpkg status file [duplicate]

After upgrading my system last week the S hits the Fan. Looked al over the forun but did'nt got the answer to solve my problem. Within DPKG the "status" file was corrupt, back-ups where empty so tried ...
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How do I fix a corrupted /var/lib/dpkg/status? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I rebuild a corrupt dpkg status file? I just discovered that /var/lib/dpkg/status is corrupted (details): $ sudo dpkg --audit dpkg: parse error, in file `/var/lib/dpkg/...
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Ubuntu 16.04- dependence problem (libc6-dbg:amd6Multi-Arch) [duplicate]

`By trying to install dos2unix on ubuntu 16.04 I came across with this problem: libc6-dbg:amd6Multi-Arch: same : Depends: libc6:amd6Multi-Arch: same (= 2.23-0ubuntu10) but it will be not installed ...
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fix apt after incorrect package name [duplicate]

After an automatic update, my Ubuntu desktop station ended up with a package libebackend-1.2-10:(amd64 (note the :(amd64 at the end, which is not a mistake) in its list of packages. Because such a ...
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How to recreate /var/lib/dpkg/status?

When I run sudo apt update in Ubuntu 18.10 I get this error message: E: flAbsPath on /var/lib/dpkg/status failed - realpath (2: No such file or directory) E: Could not open file - open (2: No such ...
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dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 6449 [duplicate]

This problem occured when trying to update using the update manager. A problem occured so I cleared all the cache and tried to update once again this time in terminal, and it spat out: dpkg: error: ...
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dpkg error: "Could not exec dpkg! E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (100) "

I am using ubuntu 13.10, and I have deleted the dpkg directory. I removed /var/lib/dpkg, after the system gave me an error like: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock when i was installing ...
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Error while updating Ubuntu - The package system is broken

This is for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS I got a prompt: Updated software is available for this computer. Do you want to install it now? When I go ahead with update it gives me an error: The package ...
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Unable to install anything on Ubuntu 14.04

Whenever I try to run any apt-get command, it gives me this error message: dpkg: error: corrupt info database format file '/var/lib/dpkg/info/format' E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error ...
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dpkg: parse error

I'm getting this error since the last few days while installing any package from the Software Center. I tried replacing the status file with any of the backup-status files in /var/backups/, but still ...
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