Update Manager does not update. dpkg unrecoverable fatal error 'cinnamon-l10n' input/output error

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spbrspbr
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Update Manager does not update. dpkg unrecoverable fatal error 'cinnamon-l10n' input/output error

Post by spbrspbr » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:18 am

Complete newbie here. After installation, Update Manager does not update. I get the following error

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 dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
 reading files list for package 'cinnamon-l10n': Input/output error
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
I've found similar posts but none with this particular error. I've tried the recommendations from

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
I've also tried

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sudo apt dist-upgrade
I still get the same error above.

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Re: Update Manager does not update. dpkg unrecoverable fatal error 'cinnamon-l10n' input/output error

Post by gm10 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:08 am

input/output error on reading a file usually means your drive is damaged. Try if you get an error message on either of these:

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cat /var/lib/dpkg/info/cinnamon-l10n.list

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cat /var/lib/dpkg/info/cinnamon-l10n.md5sums
If not then maybe the file contents got corrupted (also not a good sign), so in that case try:

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sudo rm -v /var/lib/dpkg/info/cinnamon-l10n.*; apt reinstall cinnamon-l10n
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