Install CRash

Bug #1095908 reported by Thomas R Bahra on 2013-01-04
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

System crash during installation

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: ubiquity 2.12.16
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.328
Date: Thu Jan 3 21:58:20 2013
InstallCmdLine: file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- maybe-ubiquity
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release i386 (20121017.2)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Thomas R Bahra (tbahra) wrote :

Exception during installation:
Jan 4 02:55:13 ubuntu SystemError: E:Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Jan 4 02:55:13 ubuntu

tags: added: installer-crash
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Further back we can see that it is an issue with the installation of a package that was downloaded:

Jan 4 02:54:56 ubuntu ubiquity: Preparing to replace thunderbird 16.0.1+build1-0ubuntu1 (using .../thunderbird_17.0+build2-0ubuntu0.12.10.1_i386.deb) ...
Jan 4 02:54:56 ubuntu ubiquity: Unpacking replacement thunderbird ...
Jan 4 02:54:59 ubuntu ubiquity: dpkg-deb (subprocess): decompressing archive member: internal gzip read error: '<fd:4>: incorrect data check'
Jan 4 02:54:59 ubuntu ubiquity: dpkg-deb: error: subprocess <decompress> returned error exit status 2
Jan 4 02:54:59 ubuntu ubiquity: dpkg: error processing /target/var/cache/apt/archives/thunderbird_17.0+build2-0ubuntu0.12.10.1_i386.deb (--unpack):
Jan 4 02:54:59 ubuntu ubiquity: subprocess dpkg-deb --fsys-tarfile returned error exit status 2
Jan 4 02:55:00 ubuntu ubiquity: No apport report written because the error message indicates an issue on the local system
Jan 4 02:55:00 ubuntu ubiquity:

I try installing again as it may be a temporary issue. If that doesn't work then try installing without downloading updates and then update your system after the installation process.

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