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Having a problem with installing packages...

Postby mikeymayhem on Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:32 pm

So i was trying to install the courier package and this is the out put error after it is all downloaded.. I'm using Mint 7



Preconfiguring packages ...
dpkg: failed in buffer_read(fd): copy info file `/var/lib/dpkg/available': Input/output error
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

anyone with some insight would be helpful....

Thanks...
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Re: Having a problem with installing packages...

Postby mikeymayhem on Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:49 pm

still need some help on this!
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Re: Having a problem with installing packages...

Postby richyrich on Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:25 pm

dpkg: failed in buffer_read(fd): copy info file `/var/lib/dpkg/available': Input/output error


Looks like a hardware error to me.

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Re: Having a problem with installing packages...

Postby mikeymayhem on Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:37 am

I can't even download these packages the system wont let me, but i kinda know that its not my hardware that is the problem is there any commands where i can repair this? does anyone know?!?!
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Re: Having a problem with installing packages...

Postby DataMan on Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:16 am

Disclaimer : I'm a far sight from being an expert on repairing apt. When I've experienced goofiness in the package management in the past, the following code usually resolved things for me:

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sudo apt-get -f install
sudo dpkg --configure -a



Hope this is the quick fix.

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