After running an upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) to 12.04LTS (Precise Pangolin), a window popped up saying that the upgrade failed and that I should run
sudo dpkg --configure -a.
Running that command gave me:
sudo dpkg --configure -a dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 55497 package 'indicator-displex': blank line in value of field 'Description
Trying to run
apt-get install -f gives me many dependency errors along with that same dpkg error.