Trying to update my web server,
apt-get update produces this unhelpful error after reaching 99% while reading package lists at the end:
... Ign http://mirror.rackspace.com trusty/universe Translation-en_US Reading package lists... Error!
If I attempt to install any software or run
apt-get upgrade it merely prints
... 0% and fails silently.
In dmesg, I see this worrisome line appearing with each attempt to update or upgrade:
[481989.865258] apt-get: segfault at ffffffffffffffff ip 00007f56e468fccb sp 00007fff4c83df10 error 5 in libapt-pkg.so.4.12.0[7f56e4639000+145000]
I'm not sure where to go from here!
EDIT: This appears to be a resources/memory issue on this server (512 MB virtual instance really should be bigger). Halting the IPython notebook server and repeating the apt commands was successful.