I recently upgraded from 14.04 to 16.04, and a found a few broken dependencies. I have tried several solutions and managed to fix some of the issues, but this one keeps coming up with 13 broken packages. The output is in the pastebin below.
I no longer receive the errors below, as I followed the instructions in the output and removed these files manually:
Ignoring /etc/texmf/texmf.d/05TeXMF.cnf during generation of texmf.cnf, please remove manually!
There were 9 other files with the same error; all were deleted. However, I am still receiving the errors that follow:
Setting up tex-common (6.04) ... Running mktexlsr. This may take some time... done. Running updmap-sys. This may take some time... updmap-sys failed. Output has been stored in /tmp/updmap.n68zJZwY
Please include this file if you report a bug.
Sometimes, not accepting conffile updates in /etc/texmf/updmap.d causes updmap-sys to fail. Please check for files with extension .dpkg-dist or .ucf-dist in this directory
No files with these extensions exist in that directory.
dpkg: error processing package tex-common (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texlive-latex-base: texlive-latex-base depends on tex-common (>= 6); however: Package tex-common is not configured yet.
The dpkg errors continue for the 13 packages in question, with full output here: https://pastebin.com/QqupKHFH.
Output file referenced above is here: https://pastebin.com/vthGdcPz
For what it's worth, and to the best of my knowledge, I don't use these packages. I installed TeX a long time ago to explore, but do not use it. Uninstalling these packages are a viable option, although repairing these is a great learning opportunity. I tried using the --syncwithtrees option on a couple of commands, to no avail; I'm not really sure where it belongs. Thanks for the feedback so far!