View Full Version : Apt-get and synaptic problem

December 18th, 2004, 03:52 PM
When i try to install something using apt-get and Synaptic, i get this error:

Preconfiguring packages ...
dpkg: parse error, in file `/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 10608 package `python-pyorbit':
field name `!' must be followed by colon
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
ibs@ubuntu:~ $

This happens to every package i try to install. I'm a newbie to Linux so i can't figure this out myself.

December 18th, 2004, 06:47 PM
nevermind, the problem is solved. I removed ! in that line in the file