Cannot install updates: "Installation Aborted by User"

Hey all,

I just recently installed openSUSE 12.1 "Asparagus" on my laptop, an
ASUS A53E. I should probably also mention that the main drive in this
system is an SSD

I have to say I really like openSUSE, considering it's the first
fedora-based distro I've set my hands on.

That being said, I am having problems with updating certain packages..
When I try to use the regular software update through the notification,
I get an error on certain packages that simply says "Installation
aborted by user". This persists after reboots, after rpm --rebuilddb,
trying again, etc..

So I tried going around that update application and attempted to do the
updates through YaST. This proved a little more helpful for
troubleshooting, but I have no idea where to go from here... In YaST, I
get the following error on every package that won't install:


Code:
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    Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: error: unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/share/locale/cs/LC_MESSAGES/cracklib.mo: cpio: rename failed - Input/output error
  error: cracklib-2.8.18-14.14.1.x86_64: install failed
  error: cracklib-2.8.18-14.1.6.x86_64: erase skipped
--------------------


I don't like seeing I/O errors... I'm curious as to whether this is
just a bad install or if maybe my SSD is starting to go? that would
suck, but I do have a backup drive in case the SSD does decide to die
completely

If this is a software thing that I can fix by reconfiguring some file
then I'm all for it!

Thanks in advance for any help.


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1/12/2012 3:06:02 PM
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It is not quite clear what you use for those updates, but please do not
use apper. Use YaST > Software > Online update to get the official
Security and Recommened updates to your official OSS and nonOSS repos.


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hcvv
1/12/2012 4:16:03 PM
On 01/12/2012 05:16 PM, hcvv wrote:
>
> It is not quite clear what you use for those updates, but please do not
> use apper. Use YaST>  Software>  Online update to get the official
> Security and Recommened updates to your official OSS and nonOSS repos.
>
>

and the first update (done with YaST Online Update) will patch some 
broken stuff....then reboot and it should be smoother (i hear--i must 
say, since i've not installed 12.1 yet)..

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DenverD
1/12/2012 4:27:09 PM
This problem persists when using anything through YaST, as I mentioned
in my first post...

The program I was initially using was merely a shortcut to the online
update functionality of YaST... (Listed as "Software Update" in Gnome3 >
Applications).

The error remains:

Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: error: unpacking of archive
failed on file /usr/share/locale/cs/LC_MESSAGES/cracklib.mo: cpio:
rename failed - Input/output error
error: cracklib-2.8.18-14.14.1.x86_64: install failed
error: cracklib-2.8.18-14.1.6.x86_64: erase skipped

This is just one package i'm attempting to install.. I will try to
install everything but this package, but I doubt it will work, as I've
already tried it a couple of times...


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fragment137
1/12/2012 7:16:02 PM
On 01/12/2012 08:16 PM, fragment137 wrote:
>
> The program I was initially using was merely a shortcut to the online
> update functionality of YaST... (Listed as "Software Update" in Gnome3>
> Applications).

i may be wrong (i do not have either gnome or 12.1 installed) but i do 
not think that "Software Update" has anything to do with Yast Online 
Update...please find YaST in your main menu, launch it and run Online 
Update.. (i am not talking about the crack package giving you problems, 
i am trying to inform you that yast needs to update itself, and i 
_think_ the "Installation Aborted by User" problem will then be history 
if you continue to use only YaST or zypper..

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DenverD
1/12/2012 7:47:47 PM
I apologize, I guess I'm not wording my problem correctly..


My system has been updated, including YaST.. 

A few days later, I received a notification that I had updates and went
to install them. Most of them installed (A total of about 50), but the
remaining packages were the four listed above, and one or two other ones
that I installed individually afterwards.

I have since tried (through YaST) to install these packages, but with
the above mentioned error being the only result. I have looked for an
update for YaST via "online update", but the only 4 packages that are
displaying are the four listed above... Is there something that I'm
missing? I've looked all through my settings and can't seem to find a
place to exclusively update YaST...

I also tried re-installing the core YaST package, but with no change.


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fragment137
1/12/2012 8:36:02 PM
On 2012-01-12 20:16, fragment137 wrote:

> The error remains:
> 
> Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: error: unpacking of archive
> failed on file /usr/share/locale/cs/LC_MESSAGES/cracklib.mo: cpio:
> rename failed - Input/output error
> error: cracklib-2.8.18-14.14.1.x86_64: install failed
> error: cracklib-2.8.18-14.1.6.x86_64: erase skipped

I believe you will get the same error regardless what you use to install
it: zypper, yast, package kit... because in the end, all have to call "rpm"
to do the actual install.

It does look as a write error on your SSD. I do not know how to verify that.

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Carlos
1/12/2012 9:38:06 PM
Something interesting happened today.

I was notified of more updates... I went to check out which ones they
were, and one of them was for 'glibc', mentioned above.... I went to try
and install that update (along with the others), and glibc is the only
update that failed for the same error that I've been getting... all the
other packages installed without issue...

This is very interesting.. I'm going to try taking a look through my
file system and see if I can reproduce the problem there.


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fragment137
1/13/2012 6:26:02 PM
It becomes about time to tell what type of fs you use there. And try an
-fsck- of it (must be unmounted for that).


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hcvv
1/13/2012 6:46:02 PM
The filesystem it's currently running is ext4... I'll try
creating/booting to a live-usb and do a fsck on my main drive.

I'll report back here when I'm finished.


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fragment137
1/15/2012 4:06:03 AM
May I just say that Hiren's BootCD is a very useful utility to have :)

Booted into Hiren's, used fsck from there.. there was CRAPTONNES of
errors on the filesystem....

After that was done, I booted into my SSD and voila! Updates install
properly and no problems to be had :) WHOOPIE! :D

Thanks for everyones help :)


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1/15/2012 4:46:02 AM
fragment137;2430392 Wrote: 
> May I just say that Hiren's BootCD is a very useful utility to have :)
> 
> Booted into Hiren's, used fsck from there.. there was CRAPTONNES of
> errors on the filesystem....
> 
> After that was done, I booted into my SSD and voila! Updates install
> properly and no problems to be had :) WHOOPIE! :D
> 
> Thanks for everyones help :)
Any stand alone booting device will do (even instal DVds). Nice you
have a definitive cause of the problems. Enjoy.


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