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Phil in WBL MN
July 29th, 2009, 03:06 PM
Package manager and update manager indicate two broken files. When I go to package manager to filter for broken:
Linux Image generic installed version
Linux-restricted-modules 2.6.28-14 generic installed version

Are broken I choose to reinstall and I get the following message.

E: /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-2.6.28-14-generic_2.6.28-14.47_i386.deb: short read in buffer_copy (backend dpkg-deb during `./lib/modules/2.6.28-14-generic/kernel/drivers/scsi/53c700.ko')

Should I remove this from the cache and run update manager hoping it to download a new copy?

July 29th, 2009, 04:19 PM
In synaptic choose Edit -Fix Broken Packages rather than just try to reinstall and you should be OK.

July 29th, 2009, 05:38 PM
or boot from disc and choose to start in safe mood and from there re-install broken packages!!!

Phil in WBL MN
July 29th, 2009, 08:15 PM
I tried the Synaptic Program manager . did not fix the broken file.
As it is in the cache if I remove it will synaptic download a replacement?

July 30th, 2009, 09:25 PM
Yes it should do, and if the original .deb is corrupt, perhaps that will solve the problem. Worth a try.