[maemo-users] Aw: [maemo-users] broken application manager

From: Mathias Uebelacker m.uebelacker at googlemail.com
Date: Tue Jan 9 23:51:27 EET 2007
Hello Peter,

there are some ways to fix the prob.

1. Rename the file status in /var/lib/dpkg to a name you like maybe status_broken. Then rename the file status_old in /var/lib/dpkg to status.

if  that does not work

2. open the file status in a editor and search for the bad text-block package osso-games-startup and fix it manual

and if that does not work then

3. its your own choice ...flash it

You need to become root to fix the problem. There are more then one way to become root.

A good start is this URL

----- Ursprüngliche Mitteilung -----
Von: Peter Deitz  <peterdeitz at gmail.com>
An: <maemo-users at maemo.org>
Gesendet: Di.,  9. Jan. 2007 20:26:48 CET
Betreff: [maemo-users] broken application manager
Hi all,

I need some help resurrecting the Application Manager on my Nokia 770.

I got my 770 about two weeks ago, and have had a lot of fun downloading and
installing new applications.  With DejaPim, Canola, and Gizmo, my Nokia 770
has become an amazing little device.  

Then I went to uninstall an application and that's when the problems began.

My Application Manager is useless now... it shows no applications as having
been installed and can't refresh any of the application catalogues I

In the Application Manager log, I see this error message:
osso-application-installer 4.22, UI version 1
E: Problem parsing dependency Depends
E: Error occurred while processing osso-games-startup (NewVersion1)
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

Frankly, I have no idea how to fix this problem.  Do I need to reinstall
OS/2006?  Or is there a way to restore only the application manager?

Please advice as I would like to get back to having fun with my Nokia 770 as
soon as possible.

Thanks from Montreal,

Peter Deitz
peterdeitz at gmail.com
514-907-8725 - Montreal
718-766-5367 - New York City
215-825-7445 - Philadelphia

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