Bug#158999: dpkg: short read in buffer_copy
I don't know if this is due to an error in the .deb or in dpkg itself.
When I try to install a package which replaces another one I get this
femto:/home/eric# dpkg -i tmp/mplayer-686_0.90pre6-0.4_i386.deb
dpkg: considering removing mplayer-custom in favour of mplayer-686 ...
dpkg: yes, will remove mplayer-custom in favour of mplayer-686.
(Reading database ... 57905 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking mplayer-686 (from .../mplayer-686_0.90pre6-0.4_i386.deb) ...
dpkg-deb (subprocess): short read in buffer_copy (failed to write to pipe in copy)
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste returned error exit status 2
dpkg: error processing tmp/mplayer-686_0.90pre6-0.4_i386.deb (--install):
short read in buffer_copy (backend dpkg-deb during `./usr/bin/mplayer')
Errors were encountered while processing:
I've never seen this error before. What am I supposed to do ?
-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel: Linux femto 2.4.13 #2 lun nov 19 19:07:30 CET 2001 i686
Locale: LANG=fr_BE@euro, LC_CTYPE=fr_BE@euro
Versions of packages dpkg depends on:
ii libc6 2.2.5-10 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii libncurses5 5.2.20020112a-8 Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 1:2.95.4-10 The GNU stdc++ library