[SWLUG] bloody ubuntu ;-)

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Mon May 15 18:25:17 UTC 2006

Hi Dick,

Have you tried deleting /var/cache/apt/archives/bc_1 .06-17_i386.deb and
trying again? From the error message, it looks like this file is corrupted.
It should be downloaded again after you delete it.

I'd check /etc/apt/sources.list too, and maybe refresh the local apt cache
(using apt-get update).

HTH. I haven't tried any of it, so be warned!


On 15/05/06, Dick Bain <dick.bain at gmail.com> wrote:
> using easyubuntu I have tried to sort out my broken Breezy
> installation but I get the following error message:
> Preconfiguring packages ...
> (Reading database ... 63664 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking bc (from .../archives/bc_1.06-17_i386.deb) ...
> dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/bc_1.06-17_i386.deb
> (--unpack): corrupted filesystem tarfile - corrupted package archive:
> Success
> Unpacking xfonts-100dpi (from .../xfonts-100dpi_6.8.2.1-4_all.deb) ...
> dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
> dpkg: error processing
> /var/cache/apt/archives/xfonts-100dpi_6.8.2.1-4_all.deb (--unpack):
> short read in buffer_copy (backend dpkg-deb during
> `./usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/charBI24.pcf.gz')
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> /var/cache/apt/archives/bc_1.06-17_i386.deb
> /var/cache/apt/archives/xfonts-100dpi_6.8.2.1-4_all.deb
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> does anyone know how I can sort it?
> Ddopey Dick
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