I have had
mono-devel installed on my Ubuntu Server 18.10 for a couple months now to run some applications that depend on it. I am using Mono 18.104.22.168. Prior to things breaking, I did a standard
sudo apt update, saw many mono packages in the list to upgrade, then did a
sudo apt upgrade. It went normally for most the install and then the terminal kept spitting out errors and errors and errors. The almost-endless errors would be printed out over and over for several seconds regardless of what I tried to do:
- sudo apt upgrade
- sudo apt --fix-broken install
- sudo apt remove mono-complete mono-devel
- sudo apt autoremove
Can't seem to upgrade or remove. If upgrading is impossible, I'd tried to remove and try a reinstall but removing failed too.
In the error it mentions not being able to find gdb or lldb. I then attempted to manually make and install gdb because I can't use apt... trying to do so will ask you to run
sudo apt --fix-broken install which spits out the same errors. Installing gdb-8.2 is successful. The errors printed out change slightly and contain references to gdb (because now it's installed) but still haven't gotten anywhere.
- How did mono break in the first place?
- Why is trying to remove packages producing errors?
- What's the best course of action to fix this situation? I'd rather not have to reinstall Ubuntu Server and set everything back up.
For what's being printed out in the error (before gdb install):
Aborted (core dumped) E: installing Assembly /usr/share/cli-common/policies.d/libgtk2.0-cil/policy.2.8.gtk-sharp.dll failed E: Installation of policy.2.8.gtk-sharp with /usr/share/cli-common/runtimes.d/mono failed * Installing 1 assembly from policy.2.8.pango-sharp into Mono Stacktrace: /proc/self/maps: 41308000-41338000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 55b153398000-55b1537e1000 r-xp 00000000 08:02 3159129 /usr/bin/mono-sgen ... cutting some of this out ... 7fb557c3b000-7fb557c88000 r--p 00000000 08:02 3160431 /usr/lib/mono/gac/Mono.Security/22.214.171.124__0738eb9f132ed756/Mono.Security.dll Memory around native instruction pointer (0x7fb5556e2c8f): 0x7fb5556e2c7f 20 48 09 d6 41 0f b6 53 05 48 c1 e2 28 48 09 f2 H..A..S.H..(H.. 0x7fb5556e2c8f 66 41 0f 38 32 4b 06 66 0f 6f 05 b2 82 49 00 66 fA.82K.f.o...I.f 0x7fb5556e2c9f 0f 38 00 c8 66 48 0f 7e c8 66 48 0f 3a 16 ce 01 .8..fH.~.fH.:... 0x7fb5556e2caf 48 09 c6 48 09 d6 41 0f b6 c2 41 0f b6 53 09 48 H..H..A...A..S.H Native stacktrace: /usr/bin/mono(+0x129f8d) [0x55b1534c1f8d] /usr/bin/mono(+0x12a295) [0x55b1534c2295] /usr/bin/mono(+0xbfd2f) [0x55b153457d2f] /usr/bin/mono(+0x414e8) [0x55b1533d94e8] /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0(+0x12dd0) [0x7fb558343dd0] /usr/lib/mono/aot-cache/amd64/mscorlib.dll.so(+0x123c8f) [0x7fb5556e2c8f] Waiting for dumping threads to resume Debug info from gdb: mono_gdb_render_native_backtraces not supported on this platform, unable to find gdb or lldb ================================================================= Got a SIGILL while executing native code. This usually indicates a fatal error in the mono runtime or one of the native libraries used by your application. ================================================================= Aborted (core dumped) E: installing Assembly /usr/share/cli-common/policies.d/libgtk2.0-cil/policy.2.8.pango-sharp.dll failed E: Installation of policy.2.8.pango-sharp with /usr/share/cli-common/runtimes.d/mono failed ^[[1mdpkg:^[[0m error processing package mono-gac (--configure): installed mono-gac package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 29