Ubuntu 16.04 installer observation


  • I noticed today that Ubuntu 16.04 failed it’s installation test on the dev-branch. This is unusual for Ubuntu. Normally, Ubuntu passes it’s installation tests.

    Attached are the logs from the run.

    2021-03-01_12-33-PM_output.log
    2021-03-01_12-33-PM_fog_error.log
    2021-03-01_12-33-PM_apache.log


  • That looks to be the case. Just a fluke. Today, it installed fine.

  • Senior Developer

    @Wayne-Workman Thanks Wayne for pointing this out. I don’t check on this too often and didn’t notice it.

    The first error we see in the logs is:

    E: gzread: Read error (-3: <fd:5>: requested length does not fit in int)
    E: Prior errors apply to /var/cache/apt/archives/libfontconfig1_2.11.94-0ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb
    ...
    

    This happens when the FOG installer tries to install package htmldocs. After that first error we see it actually installing a few of the dependency packages but then failing with:

    Unpacking libdrm-amdgpu1:amd64 (2.4.91-2~16.04.1) ...
    dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute package filesystem archive extraction (dpkg-deb): Text file busy
    dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libdrm-amdgpu1_2.4.91-2~16.04.1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
     subprocess dpkg-deb --fsys-tarfile returned error exit status 2
    ...
    

    From then on more an more package installs fail. To me it looks like a disk error or local package database being corrupted if I’d guess. But could be wrong just as well.

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