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April 26th, 2011, 11:59 PM
Hi there,

I'm having trouble installing VLC through the synaptic and the terminal.

I'm getting this error:

warning, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 27195 package 'libmono-sharpzip2.84-cil':
'Replaces' field, reference to 'mono-classlib-2.0': error in version: invalid character in version number
dpkg: parse error, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 27195 package 'libmono-sharpzip2.84-cil':
`Replaces' field, invalid package name `
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

I'm new to ubuntu and I'm not sure how to solve this issue. Can someone help me?

April 27th, 2011, 12:47 AM
Run this command and then try to install vlc from software center.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

If that doesn't work run these commands and try again.

sudo dpkg --configure -a

sudo apt-get install -f

What version of Ubuntu are you using?