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dpkg: error,processing /var/cache/apt/archives/ia32-libs-gtk_2.5_amd64.deb,(--unpack):

While trying to install acroread from debian-multimedia, I got the above error with the suggestion to try again with the -f option. The result of that is:

aretha:/home/gt# apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer
  python2.4 python2.4-minimal
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 52 not upgraded.
12 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 12.2MB of archives.
After this operation, 30.3MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
Get:1 ftp://ftp.us.debian.org lenny/main ia32-libs-gtk 2.5 [12.2MB]
Fetched 12.2MB in 35s
(Reading database ... 85648 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking ia32-libs-gtk (from .../ia32-libs-gtk_2.5_amd64.deb) ...
dpkg: error
processing /var/cache/apt/archives/ia32-libs-gtk_2.5_amd64.deb
 failed in buffer_write(fd) (10, ret=-1): backend dpkg-deb during
`./emul/ia32-linux/usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4.4.0': No space left on device
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

If the "No space left on device" means what I think it does, I'm confused. This is a new install with lots of room on the disk. 2.1GB used in /usr, and 407MB in /var

aretha:/home/gt# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x20000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1          31      248976   83  Linux
/dev/sda2              32         274     1951897+  82  Linux swap /
/dev/sda3             275        1490     9767520   83  Linux
/dev/sda4            1491       37477   289065577+   5  Extended
/dev/sda5            1491        2706     9767488+  83  Linux
/dev/sda6            2707        6353    29294496   83  Linux
/dev/sda7            6354       37477   250003498+  83  Linux

aretha:/home/gt# cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
/dev/sda1       /               ext3    errors=remount-ro 0       1
/dev/sda7       /home           ext3    defaults        0       2
/dev/sda6       /opt            ext3    defaults        0       2
/dev/sda3       /usr            ext3    defaults        0       2
/dev/sda5       /var            ext3    defaults        0       2
/dev/sda2       none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0

The question is how do I clean up the mess? Right now, I'm unable to remove or install anything (apt) as any attempt recalls this error. I'm not averse to simply re-installing the dist, but would rather know how I got into the mess in the first place, and what to do about it.


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