Zorin OS Solving: “Input/output error” of “Fatal Error” Package Issue

April 4th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Repairing Zorin OS Input/output Package Issue




Hello Linux User, this Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Troubleshooting a Linux Zorin OS i386/amd64 Broken Package from Input/output Error.

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

This is the Ultimate Procedure to Follow for Successfully Recovering Your Zorin System from a Severe Issue.

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  1. First Follow the First-Aid Auto-Repairing Procedure

    Fixing Zorin OS Broken System

    The Linked Guide Shows You How-to Check Up Your System Before this Manual Reparation!

  2. Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop.

    Repairing Zorin OS Input/output Package Issue -  Zorin 12 Open Terminal
  3. Login as SuperUser
    Just to Make Shorter the Commands…

    sudo su

    In this Case, Triple Check the Commands Before Execution!
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

  4. Collect a List of the Broken Packages

    apt-get -f install

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

  5. Make a Copy of the Packages status File
    Just in case You’ll forced to Restore it…

    cp /var/lib/dpkg/status /var/lib/dpkg/status.bak
  6. Edit the dpkg “status” File

    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: 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.
    Homepage: http://pim.kde.org/
    Original-Maintainer: Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers 
    
    

    Save the File.

  7. Try Again to Repairing System

    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 Zorin OS Should be Successfully and Happily Recovered :)

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

    cp /var/lib/dpkg/status.bak /var/lib/dpkg/status
  9. Last to Exit the SuperUser Session:

    exit

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