package perl 5.12.4-4 failed to install/upgrade: unable to stat `./usr/bin/ptar' (which I was about to install): Input/output error

Bug #998698 reported by reticent on 2012-05-13
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Bug Description

I upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: perl 5.12.4-4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.37-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu7
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun May 13 11:13:41 2012
DpkgTerminalLog:
 Preparing to replace perl 5.12.4-4 (using .../perl_5.14.2-6ubuntu2_i386.deb) ...
 Unpacking replacement perl ...
 dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/perl_5.14.2-6ubuntu2_i386.deb (--unpack):
  unable to stat `./usr/bin/ptar' (which I was about to install): Input/output error
DuplicateSignature:
 Unpacking replacement perl ...
 dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/perl_5.14.2-6ubuntu2_i386.deb (--unpack):
  unable to stat `./usr/bin/ptar' (which I was about to install): Input/output error
ErrorMessage: unable to stat `./usr/bin/ptar' (which I was about to install): Input/output error
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111012)
SourcePackage: perl
Title: package perl 5.12.4-4 failed to install/upgrade: unable to stat `./usr/bin/ptar' (which I was about to install): Input/output error
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-05-13 (0 days ago)

reticent (reticent) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
reticent (reticent) wrote :

I figured it out. I had a filesystem problem and fscking it solved the problem.

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