I believe the problem is pretty common (seriously Ubuntu?) but anyway, the current state of my laptop is that if I run apt commands it will ask me to do a
sudo dpkg --configure -a which then barely runs and stops at:
Examining /etc/kernel/postinst.d. run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal 4.13.0-36-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-36-generic run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms 4.13.0-36-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-36-generic
Computer is usable, but for the moment this means that I won't be able to install updates until this issue is fixed.
Anyway, the reason dpkg is broken is because after something like 3 hours of letting the apt upgrade command run, I gave up and killed the process.
Is there any way to just not continue the installation of this kernel version, at least until the dkms script is fixed?
I considered using this solution right here but doing so could be risky and this is my work laptop, so I don't really want to take any risks that could delay my deliveries. If anyone has had this problem or knows more about this subject and can tell me that the solution in that thread should be good enough, that would also solve my question.
4.13.0-36and hopefully new solutions will arrive quickly. Perhaps wait a day or two if you can before pulling the trigger.