package libaudiofile1:i386 0.3.6-2ubuntu0.16.04.1 failed to install/upgrade: package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting configuration

Bug #1677197 reported by Silas Kirkland on 2017-03-29
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audiofile (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

System error shows up on boot.
I try to use command
sudo apt-get -f install
and i get errors with libaudiofile1:i386
I tried to purge package but will not purge even with autoremove.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: libaudiofile1:i386 0.3.6-2ubuntu0.16.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-70.91-lowlatency 4.4.49
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-70-lowlatency i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.5
AptOrdering:
 libaudiofile1: Configure
 NULL: ConfigurePending
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Mar 29 03:46:58 2017
DpkgTerminalLog:
 dpkg: error processing package libaudiofile1:i386 (--configure):
  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 2016-08-21 (219 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Studio 16.04.1 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release i386 (20160719)
RelatedPackageVersions:
 dpkg 1.18.4ubuntu1.1
 apt 1.2.19
SourcePackage: audiofile
Title: package libaudiofile1:i386 0.3.6-2ubuntu0.16.04.1 failed to install/upgrade: package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting configuration
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Silas Kirkland (sandjkirkland) wrote :
Silas Kirkland (sandjkirkland) wrote :

ozzie@ozzie-R780-R778:~$ sudo apt-get install libaudiofile1:i386
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
libaudiofile1 is already the newest version (0.3.6-2ubuntu0.16.04.1).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/105 kB of archives.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
dpkg: error processing package libaudiofile1:i386 (--configure):
 package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should
 reinstall it before attempting configuration
Errors were encountered while processing:
 libaudiofile1:i386
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
ozzie@ozzie-R780-R778:~$

Silas Kirkland (sandjkirkland) wrote :

ozzie@ozzie-R780-R778:~$ sudo apt-get purge libaudiofile1:i386
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  libaudiofile1*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 305 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
dpkg: error processing package libaudiofile1:i386 (--purge):
 package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should
 reinstall it before attempting a removal
Errors were encountered while processing:
 libaudiofile1:i386
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
ozzie@ozzie-R780-R778:~$

Silas Kirkland (sandjkirkland) wrote :

ozzie@ozzie-R780-R778:~$ sudo apt autoremove
[sudo] password for ozzie:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/105 kB of archives.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
dpkg: error processing package libaudiofile1:i386 (--configure):
 package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should
 reinstall it before attempting configuration
Errors were encountered while processing:
 libaudiofile1:i386
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
ozzie@ozzie-R780-R778:~$

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