package ttf-unfonts-core 1.0.3.is.1.0.2-080608-5ubuntu3 failed to install/upgrade: Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should reinstall it before attempting configuration.

Asked by casawyer on 2013-11-23

not sure what caused this

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: ttf-unfonts-core 1.0.3.is.1.0.2-080608-5ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-13.20-generic 3.11.6
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-13-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Nov 23 15:37:25 2013
Dependencies: fonts-unfonts-core 1.0.3.is.1.0.2-080608-5ubuntu3
DuplicateSignature: package:ttf-unfonts-core:1.0.3.is.1.0.2-080608-5ubuntu3:Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should reinstall it before attempting configuration.
ErrorMessage: Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should reinstall it before attempting configuration.
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-11-30 (358 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release i386 (20121017.2)
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: fonts-unfonts-core
Title: package ttf-unfonts-core 1.0.3.is.1.0.2-080608-5ubuntu3 failed to install/upgrade: Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should reinstall it before attempting configuration.
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to saucy on 2013-10-18 (35 days ago)

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We understand the difficulties you are facing, but it is better to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. You can also find help with your problem in the support forum of your local Ubuntu community http://loco.ubuntu.com/ or asking at http://askubuntu.com or http://ubuntuforums.org. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs.

Best Regards
    NikTh

What is the full Terminal output of these commands?

sudo apt-get update

apt-cache policy ttf-unfonts-core

sudo apt-get purge --simulate ttf-unfonts-core

Try:

sudo apt-get --reinstall install ttf-unfonts-core

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