[ubuntu-uk] Stuff appearing in Terminal, I dont know what it is......

John MM scoundrel50a at gmail.com
Sun Mar 6 18:30:53 UTC 2011


On 06/03/11 16:57, Alan Bell wrote:
> nstallArchives() failed: warning, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' 
> near line 46354 package 'virtualbox-3.0':
>> error in Version string '3.0.14-58977_Ubuntu_karmic': invalid 
>> character in revision number
>> warning, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 48216 package 
>> 'virtualbox-2.2':
>> error in Version string '2.2.4-47978_Ubuntu_jaunty': invalid 
>> character in revision number
>>
> just to expand on that a little, my theory is that 
> "2.2.4-47978_Ubuntu_jaunty" contains invalid characters, possibly 
> expecting it to be numeric, although adding -ubuntuX to a version 
> number is standard practice for Ubuntu patched Debian packages. This 
> is old stuff anyway and it is possible that since then the package 
> revision number validation rules have changed.
>
> Alan. 

Did that bit of information I gave you from that file help at all?



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