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Old 08-26-2005, 06:39 PM   #1
bruno buys
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dpkg errors due to bad mem: how to recover?

I was installing another kernel when dpkg segfaulted due to bad ram. I removed the bad modules and reconnected the machine. But now, when I apt-get -f install, I get:

gigante:/var/lib/dpkg# apt-get -f install
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
kernel-image-2.6.8-2-386 module-init-tools
Suggested packages:
lilo kernel-doc-2.6.8 kernel-source-2.6.8
The following NEW packages will be installed:
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B/14.1MB of archives.
After unpacking 42.5MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
dpkg: failed to open package info file `/var/lib/dpkg/available' for reading: Permission denied
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

The same goes for apt-get remove kernel-image-2.6.8-2-386.

It seems like there's something to do with the 'available' file. So:

gigante:/var/lib/dpkg# ls -la
ls: available: Permission denied
total 672
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 520 2005-08-26 20:23 .
drwxr-xr-x 26 root root 656 2005-08-26 18:47 ..
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 904 2005-08-26 18:47 alternatives
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2005-08-26 20:23 available-new
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8 2005-07-17 23:21 cmethopt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2424 2005-08-26 19:22 diversions
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2325 2005-08-26 19:22 diversions-old
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 51592 2005-08-26 18:47 info
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 120 2005-07-17 23:19 methods
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 2005-05-26 14:42 parts
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 47 2005-07-17 23:24 statoverride
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2005-07-17 23:19 statoverride-old
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 306352 2005-08-26 19:28 status
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 306110 2005-08-26 18:47 status-old
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 168 2005-05-19 06:26
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 72 2005-08-26 19:28 updates

How do I make dpkg rebuild this file?

EDIT: Nevermind. Fixed!

Last edited by bruno buys; 08-26-2005 at 09:47 PM.


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