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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 […]

HOWTO: Upgrading to Debian 5.0 Lenny from Debian 4.0 Etch

Purpose: This is quick guide to show how you can upgrade to the latest stable release of Debian – 5.0 (Lenny). You can also read more information about the release here. Step 1: Change your sources.list file nano /etc/apt/sources.list Change all the instances of “etch” to “lenny”. Save and quit the file. Your file should […]

  
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