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“E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)”

When I'm upgrading with

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y

My terminal shows this:

/var/cache/apt/archives/resolvconf_1.63ubuntu16_all.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

What does this mean?

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It looks like some problem with package: resolvconf_1.63ubuntu16_all.deb, try:

sudo apt-get install -f

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