when I try to update and type:
sudo apt-get update
I get this error
E: Problem executing scripts APT::Update::Post-Invoke-Success 'test -x /usr/bin/apt-show-versions || exit 0 ; apt-show-versions -i' E: Sub-process returned an error code
That sounds like a bug in
If you don't know if you need it you quite likely don't need it.
If you need the program you could at least remove the file
and file a bug report.
I have to say I'm a beginner of Ubuntu but try to follow this guide:
Antonio says that it worked! Let's hope it will work for you too, even though the problem maybe isn't the same!
I know this thread is old, but because people find it when searching for help I thought I would add another answer. Memory. If you are out of memory you will get this error. You can fix this quickly by adding swap space if you don't already have any.
I just got the same error. I am running ubuntu 14.04 server.
I determined it was because I had too many old packages hogging space. I have been running automatic updates for over a year straight. I guess it isn't so automatic!
It took a few attempts to finish the job -- autoremove got stuck a few times. Each time, some files would be removed and then it would crap out. It went from 4gb down to 700MB and finally 70MB.
During the process I was informed that my linux image was unstable. It was the latest version so I assume that it was related to the original problem.
I cleared the clutter out of /boot for good measure.