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Thread: Broken package fail to uninstall

  1. #1
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    Broken package fail to uninstall

    i am Ubuntu rookie i installed the following package onboard (Simple On-screen Keyboard with macros and easy layout creation) when i try to uninstall it using Synaptic Package manger i get the following error

    dpkg: parse error, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 26430:
    invalid package name (character `|' not allowed (only letters, digits and characters `-+._'))

    and when i try to configure it get the same error any help
    msi@msi-desktop:~$ sudo dpkg --configure
    -a

    dpkg: parse error, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 26430:
    invalid package name (character `|' not allowed (only letters, digits and characters `-+._'))
    using Ubuntu 10.4

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    Re: Broken package fail to uninstall

    Thread closed, user has started another. And please use the default font for the forum unless you are highlighting some part of your post.
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