package ubuntu-docs 14.04.3 failed to install/upgrade: failed to stat (dereference) existing symlink `/usr/share/help/uz/ubuntu-help/user-forgottenpassword.page': Input/output error

Bug #1346809 reported by Paul-marshall on 2014-07-22
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

This happens every time I try to udate using the software updater, I've tried to clean it using apt-get cle3an and automremove, but it does'nt work.

I now generally untick it under the software updater so that the rest of the updates can work without a problem

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: ubuntu-docs 14.04.3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-32.57-generic 3.13.11.4
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-32-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Jul 22 09:41:30 2014
DuplicateSignature: package:ubuntu-docs:14.04.3:failed to stat (dereference) existing symlink `/usr/share/help/uz/ubuntu-help/user-forgottenpassword.page': Input/output error
ErrorMessage: failed to stat (dereference) existing symlink `/usr/share/help/uz/ubuntu-help/user-forgottenpassword.page': Input/output error
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-04-18 (94 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140417)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: ubuntu-docs
Title: package ubuntu-docs 14.04.3 failed to install/upgrade: failed to stat (dereference) existing symlink `/usr/share/help/uz/ubuntu-help/user-forgottenpassword.page': Input/output error
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Paul-marshall (paul-marshall) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Thanks for your report.

This kind of issue happens from time to time, and personally I find it frustrating since I have no idea how to fix it.

I wonder.. Did you possibly check out that symlink? Do you see anything odd with it?

What happens if you delete the link and then try to install ubuntu-docs?

And if that doesn't help, can you please try remove the package and then install it again?

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

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tags: added: hardware-error
Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → Invalid

Hi Gunnar

I went into Synaptic and completely removed the package, then did an
update and re-installed it, it worked, cured the problem

Thanks

Regards

PaulM

On 22/07/14 10:18, Gunnar Hjalmarsson wrote:
> Thanks for your report.
>
> This kind of issue happens from time to time, and personally I find it
> frustrating since I have no idea how to fix it.
>
> I wonder.. Did you possibly check out that symlink? Do you see anything
> odd with it?
>
> What happens if you delete the link and then try to install ubuntu-docs?
>
> And if that doesn't help, can you please try remove the package and then
> install it again?
>
> ** Changed in: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>

Paul Marshall (r-paul-marshall) wrote :

Hi Gunnar

I went into Synaptic and completely removed the package, then did an
update and re-installed it, it worked, cured the problem

Thanks

Regards

PaulM

On 22/07/14 10:18, Gunnar Hjalmarsson wrote:
> Thanks for your report.
>
> This kind of issue happens from time to time, and personally I find it
> frustrating since I have no idea how to fix it.
>
> I wonder.. Did you possibly check out that symlink? Do you see anything
> odd with it?
>
> What happens if you delete the link and then try to install ubuntu-docs?
>
> And if that doesn't help, can you please try remove the package and then
> install it again?
>
> ** Changed in: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Thanks for letting us know. The bot suspects a hardware problem, so it's probably a good idea to check that out somehow.

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