Stephen Gran on 27 Jan 2006 10:48:08 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] ubuntu package imake / md5hash error

On Thu, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:43:25PM -0500, Christopher M. Jones said:
> I've been having a problem with imake on my ubuntu dapper system. For
> the past month or so imake remains unconfigured. The message is:
> Setting up imake (1.0.1-0ubuntu1) ...
> dpkg: error processing imake (--configure):
>  failed in buffer_read(fd): md5hash: Input/output error
> I've googled it, and I get nothing. Moreover, after a round of this
> hdparm reports all drive settings unset (dma is off, multi is off, etc.)
> Anybody got a clue what's going on here? 

It sounds like a failing hard drive to me.

dpkg is reporting an error running imake's configure script.  The error
is an I/O error while trying to read from a file descriptor, it looks
like.  And shortly after, hdparm tells you you have oddness in your

Check syslog for lines that look like issues with your hard disk.

Good luck,
|  Stephen Gran                  | No two persons ever read the same book. |
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