So I've been trying to upgrade Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit few days back and received an error:
dpkg: ../../src/archives.c:978: tarobject: Assertion `r == stab.st_size' failed.
ubuntu-docs from info folder and status file.
Now whenever I try to install/remove/upgrade any package I receive an error:
Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/aptdaemon/worker.py", line 968, in simulate trans.unauthenticated = self._simulate_helper(trans) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/aptdaemon/worker.py", line 1092, in _simulate_helper return depends, self._cache.required_download, \ File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 235, in required_download pm.get_archives(fetcher, self._list, self._records) SystemError: E:I wasn't able to locate a file for the ubuntu-docs package. This might mean you need to manually fix this package.
When I try to install
ubuntu-docs from command line, I get this output:
BlockquoteReading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be upgraded: ubuntu-docs 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 33 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 1,408 kB of archives. After this operation, 22.5 MB of additional disk space will be used. Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric/main ubuntu-docs all 11.10.4 [1,408 kB] Fetched 1,408 kB in 5s (265 kB/s) (Reading database ... dpkg: warning: files list file for package `ubuntu-docs' missing, assuming package has no files currently installed. (Reading database ... 323646 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace ubuntu-docs 11.10.4 (using .../ubuntu-docs_11.10.4_all.deb) ... Unpacking replacement ubuntu-docs ... dpkg: ../../src/archives.c:978: tarobject: Assertion `r == stab.st_size' failed. E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg exited unexpectedly
…which looks about the same as when I started with problem, so I looked in info — there is no package
ubuntu-docs but there is entry in status so I deleted it and tried again, but as soon as I do
sudo dpkg --configure -a the entry for
Edit (not as a comment to save formatting):
This thread says I need to run
sudo apt-get update after removing corresponding lines from status. So I ran
sudo apt-get clean followed by
sudo apt-get update. But I got a message saying:
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
sudo dpkg --configure -a, status file contains following lines:
Package: ubuntu-docs Status: install reinstreq half-installed Priority: optional Section: doc Version: 11.10.4
Not sure if it helps.