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I am getting this while installing libebml3:

Errors were encountered while processing:
libebml3:i386
Error in function: 
dpkg: error processing libebml3:i386 (--configure):
Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
reinstall it before attempting configuration.

How can I fix this?

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4 Answers 4

Type following commands in a terminal (Press Ctrl+ALT+t):

sudo dpkg -p libebml3:i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -f
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You could remove the program by entering the following commands in a terminal:

sudo apt-get purge remove libebml3
sudo apt-get install libebm13
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
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dpkg -r libebml3:i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -f
sudo apt-get upgrade

do those steps in terminal .

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Since I happend to have the a problem with another package, wanting a reinstall, and all the methods in the answers either do nothing or first uninstall all the system before reinstalling, I ended up with a solution using aptitude (of course, there must be another solution to force reinstalls without using aptitude).

sudo aptitude reinstall libebml3:i386
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