Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS Solving: “Input/output error”, “Unrecoverable error”, Error (2) Package Issues

July 10th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Repairing Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS Packages Issue

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Troubleshooting a Linux Mint 18 Sarah 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 18 Sarah 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


    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.
    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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