View Full Version : [ubuntu] update problme with Nautilus

April 1st, 2009, 03:47 AM
hi all,

I install Ubuntu 8.04 after some days the funny pop up messenger appear with some updates for the program, I click and all the updates were get them from the repository after trying to install them this message pop up;

dpkg: parse error, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 20261 package 'libnautilus-extension1':
field name '(Nautilus" must be followed by colon
E: sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

I try apt-get update...and the same

any help will be appreciated.


April 1st, 2009, 04:05 AM
Hi, there seems to be a problem with /var/lib/dpkg/available around line 20261. Can you open /var/lib/dpkg/available and post back here line 20261 as well as about 5 lines prior and 5 lines after 20261 . To do this press Alt+F2 and enter in the box

gksu gedit /var/lib/dpkg/available then when gedit has opened the file, select Search>Go to line and enter 20261.

April 1st, 2009, 04:56 AM

seems that removing 'available' and rename 'available-old' works I already update using the program.

Thanks all!