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When I am running sudo apt-get -f install, it shows dpkg: error processing. I've also ran sudo dpkg -i --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.27-3ubuntu1_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.27- 
3ubuntu1_amd64.deb 
(Reading database ... 362976 files and directories currently 
installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libc6_2.27-3ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.27- 
3ubuntu1_amd64.deb (--install):
subprocess new pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu10) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
/var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.27-3ubuntu1_amd64.de

grep -r deb /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d

/etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main restricted universe
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates main restricted universe
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security main restricted universe multiverse
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu bionic partner

apt-get -f install

Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
Extracting templates from packages: 100%
Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 362976 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libc6_2.27-3ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.27-3ubuntu1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 subprocess new pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu10) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.27-3ubuntu1_amd64.deb

Echo of apt-cache policy libc-bin

root@2wy:/etc/apache2/sites-enabled# apt-cache policy libc-bin
libc-bin:
  Installed: 2.23-0ubuntu10
  Candidate: 2.27-3ubuntu1
  Version table:
     2.27-3ubuntu1 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages
 *** 2.23-0ubuntu10 100
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
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  • Please show us the command and full output. And grep -r deb /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d
    – nobody
    Commented Aug 12, 2019 at 8:49
  • @nobody updated!
    – Ender
    Commented Aug 13, 2019 at 3:56
  • I need from sudo apt -f install please.
    – nobody
    Commented Aug 13, 2019 at 7:42
  • @nobody apart of it,updated!
    – Ender
    Commented Aug 13, 2019 at 9:27
  • The issues are occurring while unpacking the deb. Run sudo rm /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.27-3ubuntu1_amd64.deb; sudo apt install -f
    – Kulfy
    Commented Aug 13, 2019 at 9:47

3 Answers 3

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The thing which worked for me is these two commands:

sudo fuser -kv /var/cache/debconf/config.dat

and then

sudo apt --fix-broken install

The fuser command is a very smart unix utility used to find which process is using a file, a directory or a socket. It also gives information about the user owning the process and the type of access. The fuser tool displays the process id(PID) of every process using the specified files or file systems.

  • k flag is for killing a process (--kill)
  • v flag is for detailed and clear output (--verbose)

References: Digital Ocean Techmint Similar Question

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I had the same issue. I have removed all files in /usr/share/doc/libc6 and then libc6 from /usr/share/lintian/overrides/. Finally sudo apt -f install worked.

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First you can try sudo apt upgrade libc-bin

According to package search your Version is from xenial.

When the problem can not be solved this way try sudo apt install --reinstall libc-bin=2.27-3ubuntu1

No luck? wget -c http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/g/glibc/libc-bin_2.27-3ubuntu1_amd64.deb draw the package and use dpkg -i libc-bin_2.27-3ubuntu1_amd64.deb

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    No hope! Thanks for helping me out during the time. I bought a new server!
    – Ender
    Commented Aug 22, 2019 at 11:06

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