When I try to install any software, I encounter this error, and therefore I cannot update.
Preconfiguring packages ... dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 51245 package 'oracle-xe': mixed non-coinstallable and coinstallable package instances present N: Ignoring file 'gcl' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has no filename extension N: Ignoring file 'gcl' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has no filename extension E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
Lucky you! You have backups! And even more, they are made daily without you knowing! So, to restore the files just run:
If you need even older files there are more to choose from:
Just uncompress them using
If the backups are no good, another way is doing a list of the