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Here's how I got around the same problem with 8.5.1 FP4

Error: parse error, in file ‘/var/lib/dpkg/’ near line 2 package ‘ibm-lotus-notes-fixpack’:
error in Version string ‘8.5.1-20100726.1445_FP4′: invalid character in revision number

Solution: So, open the .deb with archive manager and extract it to a directory “ibm_lotus_notes_fixpack-8.5.1.i586″.  In this directory, navigate into the DEBIAN folder and edit all files, replacing 8.5.1-20100726.1445_FP4 with 8.5.1-20100726.1445FP4 (edit out the _).  Then navigate to /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/ in the same directory and rename the directory there in the same way.

Then in the parent directory build a new .deb:

dpkg-deb –-build ibm_lotus_notes_fixpack-8.5.1.i586/

Then install the new .deb

Feedback response number BERN8F74RQ created by Ben Erickson on 03/21/2011

8.5.2 FP1 error on Linux (Wongo Wongo 18.Mar.11)
. . Here's how I got around the same pr... (Ben Erickson 21.Mar.11)
. . . . Thanks Ben <eom> (Wongo Wongo 25.Mar.11)


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