When trying to

sudo apt-get install libbz2-dev

I get an error related to doc-base

Setting up doc-base (0.10.6) ...
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
dpkg: error processing package doc-base (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 139
Errors were encountered while processing:

What is wrong?

  • That had no effect. I needed to remove files as mentioned in the answer below.
    – Nordlöw
    May 5, 2015 at 9:08

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This should work:

sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/doc-base.*
sudo apt-get install --reinstall doc-base
  • This worked for me when I removed the --reinstall flag and simply installed. sudo apt-get install doc-base
    – Selah
    Jun 10, 2015 at 14:40
  • @Selah --reinstall should not be a problem …
    – A.B.
    Jun 10, 2015 at 14:42
  • It was for me! But perhaps my issue was slightly different than the one here. Here is the error I got: E: Internal Error, No file name for doc-base:amd64
    – Selah
    Jun 10, 2015 at 14:43
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    @Selah Anyway you have my upvote here
    – A.B.
    Jun 10, 2015 at 14:44

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