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When I try to install some package, I get this output:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 linux-image-extra-4.13.0-45-generic : Depends: linux-image-4.13.0-45-generic but it is not going to be installed
 linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04 : Depends: linux-image-4.15.0-43-generic but it is not going to be installed
 linux-modules-extra-4.15.0-38-generic : Depends: linux-image-4.15.0-38-generic but it is not going to be installed or
                                                  linux-image-unsigned-4.15.0-38-generic but it is not going to be installed
 linux-modules-extra-4.15.0-39-generic : Depends: linux-image-4.15.0-39-generic but it is not going to be installed or
                                                  linux-image-unsigned-4.15.0-39-generic but it is not going to be installed
 linux-modules-extra-4.15.0-43-generic : Depends: linux-image-4.15.0-43-generic but it is not going to be installed or
                                                  linux-image-unsigned-4.15.0-43-generic but it is not going to be installed
 ubuntu-cleaner : Depends: python-defer but it is not installable
                  Depends: python-lxml but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: python-dbus but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: python-aptdaemon but it is not installable
                  Depends: python-aptdaemon.gtk3widgets but it is not installable
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

UPD: result of - sudo apt-get -f install

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  dbconfig-common gyp javascript-common libaio1 libapr1 libaprutil1 libaprutil1-dbd-sqlite3 libaprutil1-ldap libevent-core-2.0-5 libjs-inherits libjs-jquery libjs-node-uuid libjs-sphinxdoc
  libjs-underscore liblua5.1-0 libmcrypt4 libssl-dev libssl-doc libuv1 libuv1-dev linux-headers-4.13.0-36 linux-headers-4.13.0-36-generic linux-headers-4.13.0-38 linux-headers-4.13.0-38-generic
  linux-headers-4.13.0-45 linux-headers-4.13.0-45-generic linux-headers-4.15.0-38 linux-headers-4.15.0-38-generic linux-headers-4.15.0-39 linux-headers-4.15.0-39-generic linux-image-4.13.0-36-generic
  linux-image-4.13.0-38-generic linux-image-4.13.0-45-generic linux-image-4.15.0-38-generic linux-image-4.15.0-39-generic linux-image-extra-4.13.0-36-generic linux-image-extra-4.13.0-38-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.13.0-45-generic linux-modules-4.15.0-38-generic linux-modules-4.15.0-39-generic linux-modules-extra-4.15.0-38-generic linux-modules-extra-4.15.0-39-generic python-pkg-resources
  zlib1g-dev
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
  linux-image-4.13.0-45-generic linux-image-4.15.0-38-generic linux-image-4.15.0-39-generic linux-image-4.15.0-43-generic linux-modules-4.15.0-39-generic linux-modules-4.15.0-43-generic
Suggested packages:
  fdutils linux-tools linux-hwe-tools
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  linux-image-4.13.0-45-generic linux-image-4.15.0-38-generic linux-image-4.15.0-39-generic linux-image-4.15.0-43-generic linux-modules-4.15.0-39-generic linux-modules-4.15.0-43-generic
0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 0 to remove and 400 not upgraded.
18 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/70,4 MB of archives.
After this operation, 228 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
(Reading database ... 465767 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../linux-modules-4.15.0-43-generic_4.15.0-43.46~16.04.1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-modules-4.15.0-43-generic (4.15.0-43.46~16.04.1) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-modules-4.15.0-43-generic_4.15.0-43.46~16.04.1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 cannot copy extracted data for './boot/System.map-4.15.0-43-generic' to '/boot/System.map-4.15.0-43-generic.dpkg-new': failed to write (No space left on device)
No apport report written because the error message indicates a disk full error
                                                                              dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Preparing to unpack .../linux-image-4.15.0-43-generic_4.15.0-43.46~16.04.1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-image-4.15.0-43-generic (4.15.0-43.46~16.04.1) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-4.15.0-43-generic_4.15.0-43.46~16.04.1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 cannot copy extracted data for './boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-43-generic' to '/boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-43-generic.dpkg-new': failed to write (No space left on device)
No apport report written because the error message indicates a disk full error
                                                                              dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Preparing to unpack .../linux-image-4.13.0-45-generic_4.13.0-45.50~16.04.1_amd64.deb ...
Examining /etc/kernel/preinst.d/
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/preinst.d/intel-microcode 4.13.0-45-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-45-generic
Done.
Unpacking linux-image-4.13.0-45-generic (4.13.0-45.50~16.04.1) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-4.13.0-45-generic_4.13.0-45.50~16.04.1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 cannot copy extracted data for './boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-45-generic' to '/boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-45-generic.dpkg-new': failed to write (No space left on device)
No apport report written because the error message indicates a disk full error
                                                                              dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d .
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools 4.13.0-45-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-45-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-update-grub 4.13.0-45-generic /boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-45-generic
Preparing to unpack .../linux-image-4.15.0-38-generic_4.15.0-38.41~16.04.1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-image-4.15.0-38-generic (4.15.0-38.41~16.04.1) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-4.15.0-38-generic_4.15.0-38.41~16.04.1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 cannot copy extracted data for './boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-38-generic' to '/boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-38-generic.dpkg-new': failed to write (No space left on device)
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                              dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Preparing to unpack .../linux-modules-4.15.0-39-generic_4.15.0-39.42~16.04.1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-modules-4.15.0-39-generic (4.15.0-39.42~16.04.1) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-modules-4.15.0-39-generic_4.15.0-39.42~16.04.1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 cannot copy extracted data for './boot/System.map-4.15.0-39-generic' to '/boot/System.map-4.15.0-39-generic.dpkg-new': failed to write (No space left on device)
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                              dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Preparing to unpack .../linux-image-4.15.0-39-generic_4.15.0-39.42~16.04.1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking linux-image-4.15.0-39-generic (4.15.0-39.42~16.04.1) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-4.15.0-39-generic_4.15.0-39.42~16.04.1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 cannot copy extracted data for './boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-39-generic' to '/boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-39-generic.dpkg-new': failed to write (No space left on device)
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                              dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-modules-4.15.0-43-generic_4.15.0-43.46~16.04.1_amd64.deb
 /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-4.15.0-43-generic_4.15.0-43.46~16.04.1_amd64.deb
 /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-4.13.0-45-generic_4.13.0-45.50~16.04.1_amd64.deb
 /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-4.15.0-38-generic_4.15.0-38.41~16.04.1_amd64.deb
 /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-modules-4.15.0-39-generic_4.15.0-39.42~16.04.1_amd64.deb
 /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-4.15.0-39-generic_4.15.0-39.42~16.04.1_amd64.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

UPD2: result of - df -h

226M  220M     0 100% /boot

result of - du -h --max-depth=1 /boot

120M    /boot/.Trash-0
6,8M    /boot/grub
12K     /boot/lost+found
218M    /boot

But if I open folder properties in nautilus, I see a different size

307 items, totalling 102,2 MB (some contents unreadable)

result of ls - total 93009

UPD3: All commands with apt, apt-get or dpkg) give these errors:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 linux-headers-4.15.0-38-generic : Depends: linux-headers-4.15.0-38 but it is not going to be installed
 linux-image-extra-4.13.0-36-generic : Depends: linux-image-4.13.0-36-generic but it is not going to be installed
 linux-image-extra-4.13.0-38-generic : Depends: linux-image-4.13.0-38-generic but it is not going to be installed
 linux-image-extra-4.13.0-41-generic : Depends: linux-image-4.13.0-41-generic but it is not going to be installed
 linux-image-extra-4.13.0-43-generic : Depends: linux-image-4.13.0-43-generic but it is not going to be installed
 linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04 : Depends: linux-image-4.15.0-43-generic but it is not going to be installed
 linux-modules-extra-4.15.0-43-generic : Depends: linux-image-4.15.0-43-generic but it is not going to be installed or
                                                  linux-image-unsigned-4.15.0-43-generic but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

marked as duplicate by karel, user535733, Charles Green, Zanna, Eric Carvalho Jan 11 at 15:56

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Seems out of space.

  • So first confirm this.

  • Run for all Ubuntu partitions e.g. "/" "/boot" etc.

    df -h /
    df -h /boot
    df -h /<other-partions-if-any>
    
  • To make space in "/boot" partition.

  • To check extra kernels. Run in terminal.

    apt --dry-run purge $(dpkg -l|egrep 'linux-image-[0-9]|linux-headers-[0-9]'|awk '{print $3,$2}'|grep -v `uname -r|cut -f1,2 -d"-"`|sort -nr|tail -n +4|awk '{ print $2}')
    
  • If ok then remove all but latest two kernel. Run in terminal.

    sudo apt purge $(dpkg -l|egrep 'linux-image-[0-9]|linux-headers-[0-9]'|awk '{print $3,$2}'|grep -v `uname -r|cut -f1,2 -d"-"`|sort -nr|tail -n +4|awk '{ print $2}')
    
  • If that is not possible and /boot is full, remove some config* files by

  • CAUTION: Do not remove any file related to the two latest kernels.

    sudo rm /boot/<file-name> of old kernels or even some vimlinuz* files.

  • After you have solved the problem run in terminal.

    sudo apt autoremove
    
  • To make space in "/" partition.

  • To remove unwanted pakages. Run in terminal.

    sudo apt autoremove
    
  • To remove all .deb file in apt cache. Run in terminal.

    sudo apt clean
    
  • To remove old config files. Run in terminal.

    dpkg -l | grep '^rc' | awk '{print $2}' | xargs sudo apt purge -y
    
  • To empty every trash. Run in terminal.

    rm -rf /home/*/.local/share/Trash/*/** &> /dev/null
    sudo rm -rf /root/.local/share/Trash/*/** &> /dev/null
    
  • To remove extra kernels. Run in terminal.

     sudo apt purge $(dpkg -l|egrep 'linux-image-[0-9]|linux-headers-[0-9]'|awk '{print $3,$2}'|grep -v `uname -r|cut -f1,2 -d"-"`|sort -nr|tail -n +4|awk '{ print $2}')
    
  • To remove orphaned packages. Run in terminal.

    sudo apt install deborphan
    sudo deborphan | xargs sudo apt -y remove --purge
    
  • Move some saved video audio or other personal data files from /home to some other partition.

  • UPD3, look please – Sergey Jan 11 at 14:18
  • @Sergey Yes right. Edited for that. Thanks. – VeeJay Jan 11 at 17:31
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You're just running our of space. It looks like your disk is full as per log.

dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-modules-4.15.0-43-generic_4.15.0-43.46~16.04.1_amd64.deb (--unpack): cannot copy extracted data for './boot/System.map-4.15.0-43-generic' to '/boot/System.map-4.15.0-43-generic.dpkg-new': failed to write (No space left on device) No apport report written because the error message indicates a disk full error dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) Preparing to unpack .../linux-image-4.15.0-43-generic_4.15.0-43.46~16.04.1_amd64.deb ...

You can try deleting no more needed files and/or backing up any media content on a cloud service to free space.

edit suggested to edit . I used the following ways to clean up the extra packages and free up space as mentioned @ https://askubuntu.com/a/205776/599385

-1

You need to free some space. You should check your /boot partition/folder, is it possible to make it bigger? Can you post the output sudo df -h and sudo du -h --max-depth=1 /boot?

After seeing the output of.du command, you can see that you have a .Trash folder (do you deleted something with nautilus maybe?) inside /boot. Try deleting it and doing the apt and dpkg commands after that

  • UPD2, look please – Sergey Jan 11 at 14:19
  • This does provides an answer ("free some space"). – Pablo K Jan 13 at 8:45
  • The clarification was necessary. – Pablo K Jan 13 at 8:46
  • @Sergey did you fixed this issue? have you tried to delete .Trash-0 folder?? – Pablo K Jan 16 at 18:06

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