[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Can't install or remove apps with Application Manager

From: Marius Vollmer marius.vollmer at nokia.com
Date: Tue Aug 22 12:19:42 EEST 2006
"ext Jose Manrique Lopez de la Fuente" <jsmanrique at gmail.com> writes:

> apt-worker: not configuring unrelated package load-applet-run
> /bin/sh: /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure: not found
> dpkg: parse error, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 4814
> package 'hildon-libs-l10n-dede': 'misc' is not allowed for first
> (want) word in 'status' field
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

This is quite wierd (but fixable, see below).  It looks like your
/var/lib/dpkg/status file got corrupted somehow.  I have seen this
once, but could never reproduce it, nor figure out who has corrupted
the file.

> What should I do? Re-Flash?

No.  If you can get a root shell on the device (ask again if you don't
know how), do this:

   # cd /var/lib/dpkg/
   # mv status status.broken
   # cp status-old status

After that, the App manager should start working again.

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