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mdev

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Corruption errors when installing packages
« on: January 09, 2008, 02:23:19 pm »
HI all,

I've managed to install from VL 5.9 Live with only minor issues (which I've resolved), but now I am having problems installing or updating anything thereafter.

It doesn't matter whether I use gslapt, slapt-get, installpkg...I always get "ERROR: Package is corrupt" messages and the install fails. I can open any of the .tlz packages (and extract from them) using xarchiver, so I'm pretty sure the packages are not corrupt at all. Downloaded packages are going into /home/ftp, but I've tried manually doing things from, say, home/<username>/temp (in case it's a permissions problem or something) and the issue persists.

Any ideas?

M0E-lnx

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Re: Corruption errors when installing packages
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008, 02:28:51 pm »
Do you have a swap partition? and how much ram does your box have?

mdev

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Re: Corruption errors when installing packages
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2008, 02:35:54 pm »
Do you have a swap partition?
Yup.
Fstab (anything wrong there?):
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dev/hda1 / ext3        defaults        1 1
/dev/hda6 /home ext3    defaults        1 2
/dev/hda5       none   swap   sw   0  0
Parted tells me I have 3.90GB of it.

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and how much ram does your box have?
512MB

M0E-lnx

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Re: Corruption errors when installing packages
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008, 02:41:17 pm »
please paste the contents of
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free

uelsk8s

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Re: Corruption errors when installing packages
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008, 02:56:32 pm »
try running "lzma" from a CL

mdev

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Re: Corruption errors when installing packages
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2008, 03:00:21 pm »
Righty-o, here is the contents of "free":

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             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        445636     292944     152692          0      12040     169848
-/+ buffers/cache:     111056     334580
Swap:      4088500          0    4088500


mdev

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Re: Corruption errors when installing packages
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2008, 03:04:17 pm »
try running "lzma" from a CL

No problems there:
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lzma -dtv audacious-1.3.2-i486-1.tlz
audacious-1.3.2-i486-1.tlz:      decoded succesfully

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Re: Corruption errors when installing packages
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2008, 03:06:07 pm »
Would running md5sum against the downloaded packages using the repo .m5dsum file be useful to ensure they truely aren't corrupt downloads?
edit:
I guess your previous post basically takes this out of the equation :D

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Re: Corruption errors when installing packages
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2008, 03:08:03 pm »
I would suggest reinstalling pkgtools-tukaani then

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Re: Corruption errors when installing packages
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2008, 03:15:08 pm »
I would suggest reinstalling pkgtools-tukaani then

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ERROR: Package is corrupt: /home/ftp/pub/veclinux/packages/./base/pkgtools-tukaani-1.2.4-i586-1vl60.tlz

Failed to execute command: [/sbin/upgradepkg --reinstall /home/ftp/pub/veclinux/packages/./base/pkgtools-tukaani-1.2.4-i586-1vl60.tlz]

Aiieeeee.

Oh well, I take it I can just extract the contents manually and dump them over the original (or something similar)?



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Re: Corruption errors when installing packages
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2008, 03:18:05 pm »
I would suggest reinstalling pkgtools-tukaani then

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ERROR: Package is corrupt: /home/ftp/pub/veclinux/packages/./base/pkgtools-tukaani-1.2.4-i586-1vl60.tlz

Failed to execute command: [/sbin/upgradepkg --reinstall /home/ftp/pub/veclinux/packages/./base/pkgtools-tukaani-1.2.4-i586-1vl60.tlz]

Aiieeeee.

Oh well, I take it I can just extract the contents manually and dump them over the original (or something similar)?



yep you can extract them right into / and then run /install/doinst.sh and rm -r /install

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Re: Corruption errors when installing packages
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2008, 04:19:39 pm »
Reinstalling pkgtools-tukaani didn't fix it. Oh well.

Edit: even using the '--no-md5' option gives a corrupt error.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2008, 04:25:39 pm by mdev »

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Re: Corruption errors when installing packages
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2008, 11:52:24 pm »
Okay, I've reinstalled using the "normal" VL 5.9 media, and everything works fine now.

Thanks to everyone for the prompt responses, even if it didn't fix things for my Live CD install!  :D