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I downloaded x64 version of VirtualBox from its official site as I am having Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 version. Its of 64 MB .deb file. Now when I try to install it, it is causing error.

Package operation failed
The installation or removal of a software package failed.
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Unpacking virtualbox-4.2 (from .../virtualbox-4.2_4.2.16-86992~Ubuntu~precise_amd64.deb) ...
locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
xz: (stdin): Compressed data is corrupt
dpkg-deb (subprocess): subprocess data returned error exit status 1
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess <decompress> returned error exit status 2
dpkg-deb (subprocess): failed in write on buffer copy for failed to write to pipe in copy: Broken pipe
dpkg: error processing /home/anujsharma/Desktop/virtualbox-4.2_4.2.16-86992~Ubuntu~precise_amd64.deb

(--install): short read on buffer copy for backend dpkg-deb during `./usr/share/doc/virtualbox-4.2/VirtualBox.chm' Processing triggers for ureadahead ...

Every time this is happening dont know why.. Please help.

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It really seems your package is corrupt, maybe a problem downloading it? Download it again from here. Then take a look here. Basically you will use md5sum to check the file is oki. MD5sum makes a hash which calculates if a file is sane. Is very important to use it when you burn an iso image you hope to use for install/repair a system for example.

md5sum virtualbox-4.2_4.2.16-86992~Ubuntu~precise_amd64.deb

Check if the output is the same number as the one contained here.

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Why don't you install it from the Ubuntu Software Center? It available there.

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Or just click VirtualBox Install comixcursors-lefthanded

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