Aptitude "E: Unable to seek to X" error

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Aptitude "E: Unable to seek to X" error

Postby Kromitvs » 2017-03-19 12:35

Hy,
This has happened at least twice.
I run some normal aptitude command and I get several screens of errors.
The same command will work fine on second turn.

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HomePC:~
$ aptitude show gv
[ ERR] Reading task descriptions         
[ ERR] Building tag database
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/security.debian.org_dists_jessie_updates_non-free_i18n_Translation-en - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/security.debian.org_dists_jessie_updates_main_i18n_Translation-en - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/security.debian.org_dists_jessie_updates_contrib_i18n_Translation-en - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/security.debian.org_dists_jessie_updates_non-free_binary-i386_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/security.debian.org_dists_jessie_updates_contrib_binary-i386_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/security.debian.org_dists_jessie_updates_main_binary-i386_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.pt.debian.org_debian_dists_jessie_non-free_i18n_Translation-en - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.pt.debian.org_debian_dists_jessie_main_i18n_Translation-pt - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.pt.debian.org_debian_dists_jessie_main_i18n_Translation-en - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.pt.debian.org_debian_dists_jessie_contrib_i18n_Translation-en - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.pt.debian.org_debian_dists_jessie_non-free_binary-i386_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.pt.debian.org_debian_dists_jessie_contrib_binary-i386_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.pt.debian.org_debian_dists_jessie_main_binary-i386_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.pt.debian.org_debian_dists_jessie_non-free_binary-amd64_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.pt.debian.org_debian_dists_jessie_contrib_binary-amd64_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.pt.debian.org_debian_dists_jessie_main_binary-amd64_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
E: Unable to seek to 0
E: Unable to seek to 1236
E: Unable to seek to 1884
E: Unable to seek to 2517
E: Unable to seek to 3334
E: Unable to seek to 4174

...

E: Unable to seek to 1895565
E: Unable to seek to 1896316
E: Unable to seek to 1896965
E: Unable to seek to 0
E: Unable to seek to 1556
E: Unable to seek to 4586
E: Unable to seek to 5508
E: Unable to seek to 6444
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HomePC:~
$ aptitude show gv
Package: gv                             
New: yes
State: not installed
Version: 1:3.7.4-1
Priority: optional
Section: text
Maintainer: Bernhard R. Link <brlink@debian.org>
Architecture: amd64
Uncompressed Size: 597 k
Depends: ghostscript-x, libc6 (>= 2.14), libx11-6, libxinerama1, libxmu6, libxt6, xaw3dg (>= 1.5+E-1)
Recommends: xaw3dg (>= 1.5+E-18~)
Conflicts: gv
Provides: pdf-viewer, postscript-viewer
Description: PostScript and PDF viewer for X
 gv is a comfortable viewer of PostScript and PDF files for the X Window System. It uses the ghostscript PostScript interpreter and is based on the
 classic X front-end for gs, ghostview, which it has replaced now.
Homepage: http://www.gnu.org/software/gv/

Tags: implemented-in::c, interface::x11, role::program, scope::application, suite::gnu, uitoolkit::athena, use::viewing, works-with-format::pdf,
      works-with-format::postscript, works-with::text, x11::application




I edited the error message and deleted more than 136500 lines with "E: Unable to seek to X"

The logs (aptitude, dpkg and apt show nothing after my last install).
Google was no help also.

What is this, or how can I further research the issue?

Thanks!
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Re: Aptitude "E: Unable to seek to X" error

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-03-19 12:44

Kromitvs wrote:how can I further research the issue?

https://packages.debian.org/jessie/smartmontools
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Re: Aptitude "E: Unable to seek to X" error

Postby Kromitvs » 2017-04-08 06:54

You think this is a HDD related issue? (it's 3 month old!)
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