started by: jarjar26
Posted by jarjar26 on Nov. 28 2003,02:43I have succesfuly install Damn Small on my hd, now i try to use apt-get to update prog, but i have error :
Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status - open
How could resolv that ?
Posted by matthewallen on Nov. 28 2003,08:291. Open an xterminal
2. sudo su
3. cd /var/lib/
4. mkdir dpkg
5. cd dpkg
6. in dpkg you need to create an empty file named status.
I know there is a quick way to do it, but I'm pretty new to linux so i just opened nedit and saved an empty file called status.
7. apt-get update!!!!!
Oddly enough I just installed DSL for the first time this afternoon, and only got online this evening to do an apt-get. This appears to have worked for me. I dont know why it isnt set up automatically
Posted by matthewallen on Nov. 28 2003,08:50Actually this doesnt completly solve the problem. Im still trying to figure out what is going wrong. It looks like dpkg was configured correctly. I'm thinking I need to troll through the forum a bit more before I post.
Posted by matthewallen on Nov. 28 2003,09:18ok I needed to do a bit more RTFM'ing. It appears in order to get apt-get to work correctly you should download the dpkg.tar.gz at the bottom of the downloads page on the main site. My connection is painfully slow so I wont be able to tell you if it works until a bit later.