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Old 06-05-2007, 10:19 PM   #1
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Unhappy Issue Installing Packages on Ubuntu Fiesty - short read in buffer_copy

Hello. I'm fairly new to Linux and just recently installed Ubuntu 7 on my machine. I want to get wine and some other programs up and going (they aren't important because this happens with any program I try to install) and I get an error about short read in buffer copy or something to that affect. Anyway this is what I see no matter what I'm trying to install. Maybe I'm not using apt properly?

OH. This also happens if I use the Add/Remove programs GUI tool as well with pretty much the same message.

I use
sudo apt-get install wine
(Wine just for example) and receive:

Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
(Reading database ... dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libartsc0_1.5.6-0ubuntu1_i386.deb (--unpack):
 short read in buffer_copy (files list for package `python-orca-brlapi')
Errors were encountered while processing:
Processing was halted because there were too many errors.
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Thanks in advance

Last edited by Spensawr; 06-06-2007 at 02:06 AM.
Old 06-06-2007, 12:12 AM   #2
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I don't know about that particular error, but you might try deleting that file it is mentioning (a new one should get downloaded) and trying again:

sudo rm /var/cache/apt/archives/libartsc0_1.5.6-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
Make sure you run sudo apt-get update before upgrade or install command again.

Also, while not a guru, my understanding is that it is better to use dist-upgrade rather than upgrade.
Old 06-06-2007, 04:02 PM   #3
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Well, That didn't seem to help, I think I might have a bad sector on my HD or something so I'm going to run Spinrite and reinstall. Thanks a ton though


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