Has anyone seen this happen on their install? I'm trying to get my apt db to load faster, this was suggested on some sites, but doesnt seem to work due to a package name error in our repo

sync-available
Merging available database in /tmp/apt-available.i10808...done.
Replacing available packages info, using /tmp/apt-available.i10808.
dpkg: parse error, in file '/tmp/apt-available.i10808' near line 172738 package 'ssidsniff':
newline in field name `.'