Linux Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS Solving: “Input/output error” Package Issue

September 10th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Repairing Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS Input/output Package Issue

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Troubleshooting a Linux Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS i386/amd64 Broken Package from Input/output Error.

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

Finally this is an Ultimate Procedure to try to get Recovered your Ubuntu system from a severe Issue.

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  1. First Follow this First-Aid Repairing Procedure

    Troubleshooting Ubuntu 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 Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty 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. Make a Copy of the Packages status File
    Just in case You’ll need after to Restore it…

    sudo cp /var/lib/dpkg/status /var/lib/dpkg/status.bak
  5. 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: Kubuntu 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.

  6. 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 large dose of Patience Your Ubuntu Should be Successfully and Happily Recovered :)

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

    sudo su -c "cp /var/lib/dpkg/status.bak /var/lib/dpkg/status"

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