Broken Perl or libc?
While upgrading libc and other packages on my old Ultra 10 today, I ran
into a pretty serious problem:
Setting up libc6:sparc64 (2.30-2) ...
dpkg: error processing package libc6:sparc64 (--configure):
installed libc6:sparc64 package post-installation script subprocess was
killed by signal (Segmentation fault)
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
And this limbo situation led to:
$ apt --fix-broken install
E: Sub-process /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure --apt || true received a
E: Failure running script /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure --apt || true
Perl by itself works, but something in apt/dpkg seems to be broken now.
Do you have any clue where the issue could be, and how to fix it with