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Thread: Package update problem: 'dosfstools' contains empty filename

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    Package update problem: 'dosfstools' contains empty filename

    When I attempt to perform a general update, or install some software, I get the following error:

    (Reading database ... 75%dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
    files list file for package `dosfstools' contains empty filename
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)


    I have the Ubuntu standard set installed, which claims to contain dosfstools, and I can find the associated .list file, but I'm not sure how to go about fixing this. Can anyone shed light on this problem and a potential solution?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Package update problem: 'dosfstools' contains empty filename

    I haven't made any progress - any ideas?

    Alternatively, is there something I could do to make my question clearer? Or should I post in a different section?

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    ibjsb4 is offline Ubuntu addict and loving it
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    Re: Package update problem: 'dosfstools' contains empty filename

    Have you tried reinstalling it?

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall dosfstools

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    Re: Package update problem: 'dosfstools' contains empty filename

    Yes, gives an error:



    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 412 not upgraded.
    Need to get 75.9 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
    Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main dosfstools amd64 3.0.12-1ubuntu1 [75.9 kB]
    Fetched 75.9 kB in 0s (5,260 kB/s)
    (Reading database ... 75%dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
    files list file for package `dosfstools' contains empty filename
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

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