I have an error upgrading ubuntu from 16.04 to 16.10, now i have this:

apt-get -f install

dpkg: error processing package libc6:amd64 (--configure):
 package libc6:amd64 is not ready for configuration
 cannot configure (current status 'half-installed')
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libsigsegv2:amd64:
 libsigsegv2:amd64 depends on libc6 (>= 2.4); however:
  Package libc6:amd64 is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package libsigsegv2:amd64 (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
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)

in the file: /var/lib/dpkg/status

Package: libc6
Status: install reinstreq half-installed

some help?


dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq libc6

dpkg: dependency problems prevent removal of libc6:amd64:
... millions of packages...
dpkg: error processing package libc6:amd64 (--remove):
 dependency problems - not removing
Errors were encountered while processing:
  • As a last resort you can try:sudo dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq libc6, followed by sudo apt update and sudo apt install libc6. But please read about this option first, it is also said to do more harm than good. See here: askubuntu.com/questions/525088/…
    – Jos
    Nov 25, 2016 at 8:55
  • not working view edit :(
    – ZiTAL
    Nov 25, 2016 at 9:13
  • finally I uninstall ubuntu and come back to debian
    – ZiTAL
    Nov 25, 2016 at 14:01


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