Linux Mint 17 Qiana LTS Solving: “Input/output error”, “Unrecoverable error”, Error (2) Package Issues

September 10th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Repairing Linux Mint 17 Qiana LTS Packages Issue




The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Troubleshooting a Linux Mint 17 Qiana LTS i386/amd64 Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce Broken Package.

The Reparation Workflow is Working also in Case of an Apt-get/Dpkg “input/output”, “unrecoverable error” and error (2) Issues!

This is the Ultimate Procedure to Follow for Successfuly Recovering Your Linux Mint System from a Severe Issue.

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  1. First Follow this First-Aid Repairing Procedure

    Troubleshooting Linux Mint Broken System

    The Linked Guide Shows You How-to Check Up Your System before this Manual Reparation.

  2. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Repairing Mint 17 Qiana LTS Input/output Package Issue - Open Terminal
  3. Collect a List of the Broken Packages

    sudo su -c "apt-get -f install"

    Find inside the Output and Take Note of All the Packages that are Misbehaving.

  4. Edit the dpkg “status” File

    sudo gedit /var/lib/dpkg/status

    Remove All Blocks Beginning with Package: [myPackageName] and Ended with a Blank Line

    Example:

    Package: libakonadi-kde4
    Status: install ok installed
    Priority: optional
    Section: libs
    Installed-Size: 3047
    Maintainer: Linux Mint Developers 
    Architecture: amd64
    Source: kdepimlibs
    Version: 4:4.13.3-0ubuntu0.1
    Replaces: kdepimlibs-data, kdepimlibs5 (<< 4:4.4.0)
    Depends: libakonadiprotocolinternals1 (>= 1.11.80), libc6 (>= 2.14), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1), libkdecore5 (>= 4:4.13.3), libkdeui5 (>= 4:4.13.3), libkio5 (>= 4:4.13.3), libqjson0 (>= 0.7.1), libqt4-dbus (>= 4:4.6.1), libqt4-network (>= 4:4.5.3), libqt4-sql (>= 4:4.5.3), libqtcore4 (>= 4:4.8.0), libqtgui4 (>= 4:4.8.0), libsolid4 (>= 4:4.13.3), libstdc++6 (>= 4.6)
    Breaks: kdepimlibs-data, kdepimlibs5 (<< 4:4.4.0)
    Description: library for using the Akonadi PIM data server
     This is the client access library for using the Akonadi PIM data server.
     .
     This package is part of the KDE Development Platform PIM libraries module.
    Homepage: http://pim.kde.org/
    Original-Maintainer: Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers 

    Save the File.

  5. Try Again to Repairing System

    sudo su -c "apt-get -f install"

    If Still New Broken Packages are Showing Up then Repeat the Former Step.

    With a More or Less dose of Patience Your Linux Mint Should be Successfully and Happily Recovered :)

  6. Only in Case of No Solution then Recover the old “status” File!

    sudo su -c "cp /var/lib/dpkg/status-old /var/lib/dpkg/status"
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