I have this error while installing updates in Ubuntu 18.4. I have followed the troubleshooting steps mentioned earlier but I still get the same error
No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure. No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure. No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already dpkg: error processing package linux-headers-generic (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-generic: linux-generic depends on linux-headers-generic (= 188.8.131.52.45); however: Package linux-headers-generic is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing package linux-generic (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were encountered while processing: linux-headers-4.15.0-43 linux-headers-4.15.0-43-generic linux-headers-generic linux-generic E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Can you help on this regard.
here is the output of the df-h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 915M 0 915M 0% /dev tmpfs 189M 3.3M 186M 2% /run /dev/sda6 273G 99G 160G 39% / tmpfs 945M 28M 917M 3% /dev/shm tmpfs 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock tmpfs 945M 0 945M 0% /sys/fs/cgroup /dev/loop0 21M 21M 0 100% /snap/gnome-logs/25 /dev/loop2 4.8M 4.8M 0 100% /snap/notepad-plus-plus/171 /dev/loop4 1.7M 1.7M 0 100% /snap/gnome-calculator/154 /dev/loop3 13M 13M 0 100% /snap/gnome-characters/69 /dev/loop1 411M 411M 0 100% /snap/wine-platform/58 /dev/loop5 1.5M 1.5M 0 100% /snap/notepad3/91 /dev/loop6 90M 90M 0 100% /snap/core/6130 /dev/loop7 6.4M 6.4M 0 100% /snap/gnome-clocks/85 /dev/loop8 203M 203M 0 100% /snap/vlc/768 /dev/loop10 13M 13M 0 100% /snap/gnome-characters/139 /dev/loop12 3.8M 3.8M 0 100% /snap/gnome-system-monitor/57 /dev/loop13 411M 411M 0 100% /snap/wine-platform/74 /dev/loop11 54M 54M 0 100% /snap/core18/536 /dev/loop9 131M 131M 0 100% /snap/gnome-3-28-1804/4 /dev/loop14 2.0M 2.0M 0 100% /snap/notepad3/94 /dev/loop15 54M 54M 0 100% /snap/core18/594 /dev/loop16 54M 54M 0 100% /snap/core18/677 /dev/loop19 4.8M 4.8M 0 100% /snap/notepad-plus-plus/184 /dev/loop18 203M 203M 0 100% /snap/vlc/770 /dev/loop22 92M 92M 0 100% /snap/core/6259 /dev/loop21 91M 91M 0 100% /snap/core/6350 /dev/loop17 3.4M 3.4M 0 100% /snap/gnome-system-monitor/36 /dev/loop20 410M 410M 0 100% /snap/wine-platform/56 /dev/loop23 136M 136M 0 100% /snap/gnome-3-28-1804/9 /dev/loop24 35M 35M 0 100% /snap/gtk-common-themes/818 /dev/loop25 15M 15M 0 100% /snap/gnome-logs/45 /dev/loop27 2.3M 2.3M 0 100% /snap/gnome-calculator/260 /dev/loop26 4.8M 4.8M 0 100% /snap/notepad-plus-plus/173 /dev/loop28 196M 196M 0 100% /snap/vlc/555 /dev/loop29 1.5M 1.5M 0 100% /snap/notepad3/89 tmpfs 189M 16K 189M 1% /run/user/120 tmpfs 189M 40K 189M 1% /run/user/1000
output of sudo apt install -f [sudo] password for seshagiri:
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: The package linux-headers-4.15.0-43 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
I did try other things to resolve the issue
I tried to remove and install the packages using the following commands commands: remove - remove packages and autoremove - Remove automatically all unused packages update - update list of available Configuration options apt.conf(5).
Hello N0rbert I tried the following steps again still I get the same error I am unable to fix this issue.
sudo dpkg --configure -a [sudo] password for seshagiri: dpkg: error processing package linux-headers-4.15.0-43 (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting configuration dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-headers-4.15.0-43-generic: linux-headers-4.15.0-43-generic depends on linux-headers-4.15.0-43; however: Package linux-headers-4.15.0-43 is not configured yet. – Seshagiri Rao Jan 30 at 12:57 dpkg: error processing package linux-headers-4.15.0-43-generic (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were encountered while processing: linux-headers-4.15.0-43 linux-headers-4.15.0-43-generic –
I am really worried, I don't want reinstall the Operating system. My apologies.
I still get the same error message "Package operation failed
The installation or removal of a software package failed". any solution to this problem is a big welcome.
There was no issue with the first command. I just ran the following command and this is the output I get
apt-get remove --purge linux-headers-4.15.0-43
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done The following packages will be REMOVED: linux-headers-4.15.0-43* linux-headers-4.15.0-43-generic* 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 2 to remove and 4 not upgraded. 2 not fully installed or removed. After this operation, 89.9 MB disk space will be freed. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading database ... 205737 files and directories currently installed.) Removing linux-headers-4.15.0-43-generic (4.15.0-43.46) ... dpkg: error processing package linux-headers-4.15.0-43 (--remove): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting a removal Errors were encountered while processing: linux-headers-4.15.0-43 E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
You are correct, my system keeps freezing every time I have some or the other updates to install.
I searched again over the net and found the following set of commands has resolved the issue.thanks guys
sudo dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq linux-headers-4.15.0-43. apt install linux-headers-4.15.0-43