every apt-get install operation runs in to the following error

dpkg: error: fgets gave an empty string from `/var/lib/dpkg/triggers/File' E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

it is an fresh install (2016-09-23-raspbian-jessie-lite)

can some one help me

  • Did you run sudo apt-get update first? Have you cleared the apt cache and redownloaded the packages? Oct 1, 2016 at 12:20
  • yes have run apt-get uptate first then i have tried to delete /var/cache/apt and run apt-get update again but no effect
    – Moggele
    Oct 1, 2016 at 12:25

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Mount the orginal image file

sudo mount ./2016-09-23-raspbian-jessie-lite.img ../rasp/root -o offset=$((137216*512))

Copy /var/lib/dpkg again to the sdcard of the pi and everything worked.

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