The software updater attempted to install some linux headers, but failed due to unmet dependencies. To fix the problem I tried apt-get as follows:Code:james@ubuntu:~$ uname -a Linux ubuntu 3.2.0-54-generic #82-Ubuntu SMP Tue Sep 10 20:09:12 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux james@ubuntu:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS Release: 12.04 Codename: precise
and this too failed. It is really strange that apt-get reports "No space left on device" when we have a free space of 130GB available. It is not now possible to use apt-get for any purpose, as it will immediately find the unmet dependencies and stops. The software updater also has shut down for the same reason. There are two questions:Code:james@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get -f install [sudo] password for james: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following extra packages will be installed: linux-headers-3.2.0-54 linux-headers-3.2.0-54-generic-pae The following NEW packages will be installed linux-headers-3.2.0-54 linux-headers-3.2.0-54-generic-pae 0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 4 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 0 B/12.7 MB of archives. After this operation, 67.6 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y (Reading database ... 1027830 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking linux-headers-3.2.0-54 (from .../linux-headers-3.2.0-54_3.2.0-54.82_all.deb) ... dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-headers-3.2.0-54_3.2.0-54.82_all.deb (--unpack): error creating directory `./usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-54/Documentation': No space left on device No apport report written because MaxReports has already been reached dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) Unpacking linux-headers-3.2.0-54-generic-pae (from .../linux-headers-3.2.0-54-generic-pae_3.2.0-54.82_i386.deb) ... dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-headers-3.2.0-54-generic-pae_3.2.0-54.82_i386.deb (--unpack): error creating directory `./usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-54-generic-pae/include/config/ecrypt': No space left on device No apport report written because MaxReports has already been reached dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-headers-3.2.0-54_3.2.0-54.82_all.deb /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-headers-3.2.0-54-generic-pae_3.2.0-54.82_i386.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
- Is the problem caused by some corruption of my software/data in my computer, or is it some problem with the latest system updates?
- How can I climb out of this cul-de-sac?