Ubuntu: How to fix E: Internal Error, No file name for libc6 [duplicate]


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How to fix E: Internal Error, No file name for libc6, Like that will show If I do:

$ sudo apt-get upgrade  or  $ sudo apt-get install package   

This is example :

$ sudo apt-get upgrade  Reading package lists... Done  Building dependency tree         Reading state information... Done  The following packages have been kept back:    ginn hplip hplip-data libdrm-dev libdrm-intel1 libdrm-nouveau1a    libdrm-radeon1 libdrm2 libgrip0 libhpmud0 libkms1 libsane-hpaio    libunity-2d-private0 libunity-core-5.0-5 linux-generic-pae    linux-headers-generic-pae linux-image-generic-pae printer-driver-hpcups    printer-driver-hpijs unity unity-2d-common unity-2d-panel unity-2d-shell    unity-2d-spread unity-common unity-services  The following packages will be upgraded:    alsa-base firefox firefox-globalmenu firefox-gnome-support firefox-locale-en    icedtea-6-jre-cacao icedtea-6-jre-jamvm icedtea-7-jre-jamvm libdbus-glib-1-2    libdbus-glib-1-dev libgnutls-dev libgnutls-openssl27 libgnutls26    libgnutlsxx27 libssl-dev libssl-doc libssl1.0.0 linux-sound-base    openjdk-6-jre openjdk-6-jre-headless openjdk-6-jre-lib openjdk-7-jdk    openjdk-7-jre openjdk-7-jre-headless openjdk-7-jre-lib openssl sudo  27 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 26 not upgraded.  3 not fully installed or removed.  Need to get 0 B/126 MB of archives.  After this operation, 3,072 B of additional disk space will be used.  Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y  E: Internal Error, No file name for libc6  

I have follow instruction from here How to resolve E: Internal Error when using apt-get remove? . Which do:

sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get clean  sudo apt-get install -fy  sudo dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/*.deb  sudo dpkg --configure -a  sudo apt-get install -fy  sudo apt-get dist-upgrade  

But stuck with same error E: Internal Error, No file name for libc6 when do command sudo apt-get install -fy.

And I've been looking on google, but have not been successful until now.



I know this is as old thread, but I encountered this problem recently during an upgrade of 12.04 LTS. None of the solutions here fully fixed my problem. After diving into it further, I found that it had something to do with the upgrade of libc6 i386 during an upgrade:

$> dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.15-0ubuntu10.6_i386.deb  (Reading database ... 259895 files and directories currently  installed.) Preparing to replace libc6:i386 2.15-0ubuntu10.5 (using  .../libc6_2.15-0ubuntu10.6_i386.deb) ... dpkg: error processing  /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.15-0ubuntu10.6_i386.deb (--install):   subprocess new pre-installation script returned error exit status 1  Errors were encountered while processing:  

After much tinkering, this seemed to work for. The goal is to remove the offensive libc6 package that fails to upgrade, and incrementally get the rest of the upgrade to work, which eventually also upgrades the libc6 package.

  1. Run the upgrade (which will fail):

    sudo apt-get upgrade

  2. Then install the files we can from the cache (will succeed for some, but fail for others):

    sudo dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/*.deb

  3. Remove the offensive libc6 (do not purge). It will cause a lot of dependencies to break, don't worry we'll fix them soon.

    sudo dpkg -r --force-depends libc6:i386

  4. Reconfigure it and other packages (will mostly succeed):

    sudo dpkg --configure -a

  5. Make a bit more more progress from cache (succeed for some, fail for others):

    sudo dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/*.deb

  6. Now run another upgrade which will download needed packages (will fail on install):

    sudo apt-get upgrade

If you're lucky, it might start working from here, but if not, one more round of cache installs will do it.

  1. Install again from cache (will succeed!)

    sudo dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/*.deb

Now you can check that further installs/upgrades will succeed.


Try this:

sudo rm -f /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*  sudo dpkg --configure -a  


The following solution worked for me to resolve this issue:

sudo rm -f /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*    sudo dpkg --configure -a  


I tried the following which helped me to resolve the issue:

dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/*.deb  dpkg --configure -a   

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