I did an update from 12.04 to 12.10 and 11 packages are broken.I cant repair or remove them. When I run update in Terminal I get this message.
"dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 27728 package 'rar':
mixed non-coinstallable and coinstallable package instances present
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)"
Any ideas much appreciated .