Package Installation Failures

C de-Avillez hggdh2 at
Wed Jul 13 22:42:49 UTC 2011

On 07/13/2011 05:04 PM, Brian Murray wrote:
> I very recently updated apt to prevent the filing of package
> installation failures when the following appears in the error message:
> --fsys-tarfile returned error exit status 2
> This can occur for a variety of reasons, the system is out of memory,
> the memory is bad or there is file system corruption.  Regardless, none
> of these are an issue with the package trying to being installed hence
> the blocking of reporting further ones.
> I've tried to clean up most of the already reported ones in Launchpad
> but keep running across some!  If you happen to see one please close the
> bug as Invalid, tag them as fsys-tarfile-error and add a comment
> similar to the following:
> "Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make
> Ubuntu better. It seems that there was an error on your system when
> trying to install a particular package. Please execute the following
> command, as it will clear your package cache, in a terminal:
> sudo apt-get clean
> Then try performing the update again. This will likely resolve your
> issue, but the failure can be caused by filesystem or memory corruption.
> So please also run a fsck on your filesystem(s) and a memory test.

This last piece should be disregarded, since we are asking for the
bug to be set to invalid.

>  If
> this does resolve your bug please set its status to Invalid. Thanks and
> good luck!"

Thank you, Brian.


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