A little background:
I recently downloaded and installed Ubuntu "Hoary Hedgehog" 5.04, and had the installer wipe the previously Windows-xp hard drive. After exploring all the applications, I found that it was missing one (I think) very important game: Frozen Bubble.
I have been researching Linux for a while, and have previously played around with Knoppix 3.7. A few days before installing Ubuntu, I borrowed, from the local library, the "Linux All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies", which was extremely informative and helpful. I would recommend it to anyone.
Anyway, to solve my dilemma, I downloaded the .deb for Frozen Bubble from some Debian file repository that I can't find right now. I then transferred it from the computer I downloaded it on and transferred it via floppy to my computer.
I would have used apt-get, but my computer has no Internet connection yet.
Now, to my problem. When I did
dpkg -i /frozen~1.deb
(I stored it in root), it gave me the following 2 (1?) error(s):
short read in buffer_copy (failed to write to pipe in copy)
short read in buffer_copy (backend dpkg-deb during `./usr/lib/perl5/auto/fb_c_stuff/fb_c_stuff.so')
When I saw this, went to "/usr/lib/perl5/auto/fb_c_stuff/" and, to my surprise, "fb_c_stuff.so" did not exist. I tried creating it, and then running the same command, but it still did not work.
Is the ".deb" file corrupted? Nautilus says that it is only 4 kbytes. That seems a little too small.
Do I need to install some other perl package? I looked through the Synaptic package manager, and I made sure that all of the perl packages in there were installed.