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Question: I wanted to do dist-upgrade on my server this morning.
What I got is this:
apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: linux-image-extra-3.5.0-32-generic : Depends: linux-image-3.5.0-32-generic but it is not installed linux-image-generic : Depends: linux-image-3.5.0-32-generic but it is not installed E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.
After that I tried to install linux-image-3.5.0-32-generic, and this is what happened:
apt-get install linux-image-3.5.0-32-generic Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: linux-headers-3.5.0-22 linux-headers-3.5.0-22-generic linux-headers-3.5.0-23 linux-headers-3.5.0-23-generic linux-headers-3.5.0-25 linux-headers-3.5.0-25-generic linux-headers-3.5.0-26 linux-headers-3.5.0-26-generic linux-headers-3.5.0-27 linux-headers-3.5.0-27-generic linux-headers-3.5.0-28 linux-headers-3.5.0-28-generic linux-headers-3.5.0-30 linux-headers-3.5.0-30-generic Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. Suggested packages: fdutils linux-doc-3.5.0 linux-source-3.5.0 linux-tools The following NEW packages will be installed: linux-image-3.5.0-32-generic 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 16 not upgraded. 8 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 12.0 MB of archives. After this operation, 32.7 MB of additional disk space will be used. Get:1 http://ch.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-updates/main linux-image-3.5.0-32-generic amd64 3.5.0-32.53 [12.0 MB] Fetched 12.0 MB in 5s (2,307 kB/s) (Reading database ... 316189 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking linux-image-3.5.0-32-generic (from .../linux-image-3.5.0-32-generic_3.5.0-32.53_amd64.deb) ... Done. dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.5.0-32-generic_3.5.0-32.53_amd64.deb (--unpack): cannot copy extracted data for './boot/System.map-3.5.0-32-generic' to '/boot/System.map-3.5.0-32-generic.dpkg-new': failed to write (No space left on device) No apport report written because the error message indicates a disk full error dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d . run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools 3.5.0-32-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-32-generic run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-update-grub 3.5.0-32-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-32-generic Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.5.0-32-generic_3.5.0-32.53_amd64.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) root@zotac:~#
I have 250 GB of space left, but the boot partition is 95% full.
But now I cannot use apt-get anymore, because it's stuck with that package it can't install.
Also, apt-get autoremove and apt-get clean don't help.
How can I reset apt so this error is gone ? So I can remove the old linux-images and install the new one ?