View Full Version : [ubuntu] Add/Remove, Synaptic not working

October 4th, 2009, 10:23 PM
I'm using Jaunty. When I try to open synaptic package manager or add/remove programs the window shows for a split second and then disappears. When I try to install .deb packages in terminal it ***** up as well. For example:

joe@<snip>:~$ sudo dpkg -i /home/joe/Desktop/mixxx-1.7.0-ubuntu-i386.deb
Selecting previously deselected package mixxx.
(Reading database ... dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
failed in buffer_read(fd): files list for package `app-install-data': Input/output error

I get that regardless of what package I'm trying to install. Help with this is greatly appreciated...

October 4th, 2009, 10:28 PM
maybe this can help you(check out the post from "gil"):

October 4th, 2009, 11:29 PM
UUUUUUURGH...no worky. :confused:

October 4th, 2009, 11:50 PM
I would just remove the /var/lib/dpkg/info/app-install-data.prerm file, then run apt-get -f install

sudo mv /var/lib/dpkg/info/app-install-data.prerm /var/lib/dpkg/info/app-install-data.prerm.old
sudo apt-get -f install