Getting the error message:
E: The package python-samba needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
Bit of a catch-22, if I can't install, I can't re-install either.
If I run
sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following additional packages will be installed: python-samba The following packages will be upgraded: python-samba 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 24 not upgraded. 4 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 0 B/1,062 kB of archives. After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y (Reading database ... 245710 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../python-samba_2%3a4.3.11+dfsg-ubuntu0.16.04.7_amd64.deb ... File "/usr/bin/pyclean", line 63 except (IOError, OSError), e: SyntaxError: invalid syntax dpkg: warning: subprocess old pre-removal script returned error exit status 1 dpkg: trying script from the new package instead ... File "/usr/bin/pyclean", line 63 except (IOError, OSError), e: SyntaxError: invalid syntax dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/python-samba_2%3a4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.7_amd64.deb (--unpack): subprocess new pre-removal script returned error exit status 1 Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/pycompile", line 35, in <module> from debpython.version import SUPPORTED, debsorted, vrepr, File "/usr/share/python/debpython/version.py", line 24, in <module> from ConfigParser import SafeConfigParser ImportError: No module named 'ConfigParser' dpkg: error while cleaning up: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/python-samba_2%3a4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.7_amd64.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)