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Old 09-08-2011, 02:52 AM   #1
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debug error

Hi, i am using zorin os and recently i have tried to add programs but first it tells me "items can not be installed or removed until the package catalog is repaired. Do you want to repair now?" i click repair and it fails the error details say "(Reading database ... 183062 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libqt4-dbg (from .../libqt4-dbg_4%3a4.7.0-0ubuntu4.3_amd64.deb) ...
dpkg-deb (subprocess): failed to read on buffer copy for failed to write to pipe in copy: Input/output error
xz: (stdin): Unexpected end of input
dpkg-deb: subprocess <decompress> returned error exit status 1
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libqt4-dbg_4%3a4.7.0-0ubuntu4.3_amd64.deb (--unpack):
short read on buffer copy for backend dpkg-deb during `./usr/lib/debug/usr/lib/'
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
Errors were encountered while processing:
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of kdelibs5-dbg:
kdelibs5-dbg depends on libqt4-dbg (>= 4:4.6); however:
Package libqt4-dbg is not installed.
dpkg: error processing kdelibs5-dbg (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured" after this started to happen programs started crashing and sometimes it tells me it is the "kdelibs5-dbg"
please help
Old 09-08-2011, 07:19 AM   #2
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reboot the pc and be very keen as it boots so that when the screen that has this statement (
Press Esc to enter menu...
) comes up you are able to get to it before
are over. after you have entered the menu there are options to boot into....choose the option with the words
recovery mode
in brackets.
press enter
to run that boot mode. you'll let it run until it is finished...i.e
when it presents a screen with various options e.g. resume normal boot, repair broken packages, etc.
choose to
(dpkg)repair broken packages
....the process will begin to have to
be keen
when its running so that you notice when its prompting for an answer with
in brackets, always
choose y by typing y on the keyboard, press enter.
it will finish up the repair and you can now press enter, it'll will reboot as normal. try to add programs again and see what comes up.

i hope this helps you out.


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