I went to install
bsnes the other day and, for whatever reason, the installation failed. Now, I cannot update, install new packages, or do basically any apt-get commands as they all try to process this broken package and fail. Attempting to install a new package also just dooms it to the same fate.
The error I get is:
Setting up google-chrome-stable (33.0.1750.152-1) ... /var/lib/dpkg/info/google-chrome-stable.postinst: 124: /var/lib/dpkg/info/google-chrome-stable.postinst: update-alternatives: not found dpkg: error processing google-chrome-stable (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 127 Setting up bsnes (0.088-7) ... /var/lib/dpkg/info/bsnes.postinst: 5: /var/lib/dpkg/info/bsnes.postinst: update-alternatives: not found dpkg: error processing bsnes (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 127 Errors were encountered while processing: google-chrome-stable bsnes E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
I have been searching on Google and here on Ask Ubuntu but have not found a working solution.
The commonly suggested fix is to run the following:
sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get -f install sudo dpkg --configure -a
This however does not work. The apt-get commands all fail with the same error as above and the dpkg command just doesn't help. The other thing they often suggest to purge it via Synaptic or the command line, which also fails.