Christopher M. Jones on 28 Jan 2006 18:24:32 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] ubuntu package imake / md5hash error

Yup. Drive is failing. Diagnostic utilities confirm it. Thanks for your

On Fri, 2006-01-27 at 08:44 -0500, Art Alexion wrote:
> Christopher M. Jones wrote:
> >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? 
> >
> >  
> >
> Have you tried asking in (Its a very high
> volume list with a lot of noise, but you can access it with a newsreader
> via gmane and just search the headers for relevant stuff.  If you use
> Kubuntu, the corollary Kubuntu list is more sane in both volume and
> minimal noise.)
> My perusal of the Kubuntu list tells me that there are still too many
> problems with dapper to use it on a machine that you depend upon.  My
> (k)ubuntu experience (about 18 months) is that it is safest to upgrade
> no sooner than 6 weeks after the official release.
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