I can't install anything on my Ubuntu.. I googled it, found the same problem, but none of the proposed solutions solved my issue.. All the time, it keeps giving me

No apport report written because the error message 
indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.  

Errors were encountered while processing:  
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)  

when I try to use sudo apt-get install xx

Thanks a lot!

  • Have you tried purging tex and dependencies? – Takkat Nov 18 '10 at 10:23
  • Yep, I did, didn't help.. – Kiril Kirov Nov 18 '10 at 11:01
  • This is an appport message, not related to the app crashing but to the system Ubuntu uses to report bugs to the developers. Please give us the full output of sudo apt-get install xx. – Javier Rivera Nov 18 '10 at 11:02
  • I don't have that now, as the problem was fixed. Sorry – Kiril Kirov Nov 18 '10 at 11:40
  • @KirilKirov Would you be able to accept the other answer? As the link in your accepted one is dead now? – Tim May 24 '15 at 21:50

Please run

sudo apt-get -f install

in a terminal.

  • 3
    Can you tell the OP what this command does, and where to put it? – Reinstate Monica - ζ-- Aug 17 '12 at 15:03

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