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TIP: Resolve DPKG’s “extended_states” error message during upgrade

While doing an upgrade on your Debian or Ubuntu system, if you ever encounter the following error message: E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/extended_states (1) all you need to do is to rename that file to something else. For example: # cd /var/lib/apt/ # mv extended_states extended_states.tmp Now you can continue whatever you were […]

A comprehensive command guide to Debian’s APT-GET and DPKG

Purpose: Debian has a very powerful package management system called APT. Learning some useful commands can really unleash the true power and usefulness of this package management system. From time to time I will add commands and other tips and tricks that will be helpful to solve some issues and get work done faster. The […]

  
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