dpkg fails with `libgnomecanvas2-0': Input/output error on ARM

Bug #725386 reported by sboyce on 2011-02-26
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libgnomecanvas (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

aptitude safe-upgrade gives the following error.
The following packages are RECOMMENDED but will NOT be installed:
  bash-completion xserver-xorg-input-wacom
111 packages upgraded, 25 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
Need to get 955 kB/160 MB of archives. After unpacking 21.1 MB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?]
Get:1 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main indicator-application armel 0.2.94-0ubuntu2 [23.4 kB]
Get:2 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main yelp armel 2.91.90-0ubuntu1 [556 kB]
Get:3 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main python-aptdaemon all 0.41+bzr586-0ubuntu2 [70.2 kB]
Get:4 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main aptdaemon all 0.41+bzr586-0ubuntu2 [31.4 kB]
Get:5 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ natty/main gnome-settings-daemon armel 2.32.1-0ubuntu7 [274 kB]
Fetched 955 kB in 0s (1,295 kB/s)
Extracting templates from packages: 100%
Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 70%dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
 failed to read on buffer copy for files list for package `libgnomecanvas2-0': Input/output error
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
A package failed to install. Trying to recover:

root@g3vbv:~# dpkg -S /usr/bin/dpkg
dpkg-query: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
 failed to read on buffer copy for files list for package `libgnomecanvas2-0': Input/output error
root@g3vbv:~#

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Hello
can you please run
sudo apt-get clean
update-manager -d
Thanks
Fabio

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Incomplete

On 26/02/11 13:02, Fabio Marconi wrote:
> Hello
> can you please run
> sudo apt-get clean
> update-manager -d
> Thanks
> Fabio
>
> ** Changed in: ubuntu
> Status: New => Incomplete
>

Unfortunately update-manager is not installed and cannot be because of
the same error.
Regards
Sid.
--
Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Hello
look in your /etc/apt/sources.list with sudo gedit and substitute every meverick word with natty, save, then
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

If you can't use gedit, then switch to a tty and run sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

sboyce (sboyce) wrote :

On 26/02/11 19:51, Fabio Marconi wrote:
> Hello
> look in your /etc/apt/sources.list with sudo gedit and substitute every meverick word with natty, save, then
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get upgrade
>
root@g3vbv:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports natty main universe multiverse
deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports natty-updates main universe
multiverse

I started with Natty.
Well experienced in Sun Unix on SPARC, UTS on Amdahl mainframes, Linux
on SPARC, AMD/Intel and mainframes, so no problem with editing tools.
Regards
Sid.
--
Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks

Still no further with this bug. As it's dpkg that's broken may be
discrete replacements either for libgnomecanvas2 or dpkg are needed.
Regards
Sid.

On 26/02/11 21:03, sboyce wrote:
> On 26/02/11 19:51, Fabio Marconi wrote:
>> Hello
>> look in your /etc/apt/sources.list with sudo gedit and substitute every meverick word with natty, save, then
>> sudo apt-get update
>> sudo apt-get upgrade
>>
> root@g3vbv:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
> deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports natty main universe multiverse
> deb http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports natty-updates main universe
> multiverse
>
> I started with Natty.
> Well experienced in Sun Unix on SPARC, UTS on Amdahl mainframes, Linux
> on SPARC, AMD/Intel and mainframes, so no problem with editing tools.
> Regards
> Sid.

--
Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach
Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks

affects: ubuntu → libgnomecanvas (Ubuntu)
Changed in libgnomecanvas (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
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