Just flashed with a new Raspbian image (20170111). Logs me into the terminal directly, so I
startx with no issues, it loads Pixel.
The first problem is that the terminal application will not open. It absolutely does nothing. Chrome opens fine, as do some other apps, but not terminal.
So, I go to install
terminator (which is the terminal I prefer anyways). Switch back to a different pseudo-term (CTRL-ALT-F2), and do
sudo apt-get install terminator. It complains that
/var/lib/dpkg is missing, which indeed it is.
Come back to the UI and open the package manager, but doing a search for anything always returns zero results.
I can't see this being a bad image as it boots just fine. It's just these two issues I can't seem to find a way to resolve.
Has anyone run into this on the most recent Raspbian? If so, any advice on how I can get past these issues?