Update Problems

Avi Greenbury lists at avi.co
Wed Aug 22 15:14:36 UTC 2012

Dave Henley wrote:
> The sudo /var/lib/dpkg/info/firefox.postinst configure results in the
> following output:
>  update-alternatives: error: /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/x-www-browser
> corrupt: line not terminated while trying to read status
> What am I to make of this output?

It looks like something's corrupted that file somehow. I *think* it'll
be replaced if you simply mv that file elsewhere and re-run the
configure script, but I'm not sure. I'd try that and if it doesn't work
just mv it back.

Failing that, could you cat the file and paste the output in reply,


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