package bash 4.3-15ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: package bash is not ready for configuration cannot configure (current status 'half-installed')

Bug #1691802 reported by Egle on 2017-05-18
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Bug Description

I tried to install Inkscape graphics app and it stopped halfway through and reported this problem.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10
Package: bash 4.3-15ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.8.0-51.54-generic 4.8.17
Uname: Linux 4.8.0-51-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.20.3-0ubuntu8.2
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu May 18 19:46:27 2017
DpkgTerminalLog:
 dpkg: error processing package bash (--configure):
  package bash is not ready for configuration
  cannot configure (current status 'half-installed')
ErrorMessage: package bash is not ready for configuration cannot configure (current status 'half-installed')
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-05-07 (10 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" - Release i386 (20161012.2)
RelatedPackageVersions:
 dpkg 1.18.10ubuntu1.1
 apt 1.3.5
SourcePackage: bash
Title: package bash 4.3-15ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: package bash is not ready for configuration cannot configure (current status 'half-installed')
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Egle (eglesxubuntu) wrote :
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

This is an unsupported release now. Please think to install the next LTS 'Bionic 18.04'

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-next/daily-live/current/
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/02/ubuntu-18-04-minimal-install-option

Changed in bash (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) wrote :

Marking as Invalid because the release is EOL is not correct. Marking as Incomplete. Also, 18.04 is (at the time of writing) still in development, and you should expect some breakage.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Responses#Release_has_reached_End_of_Life_.28EOL.29

Reporter, is this still present on 17.10 or 16.04?

Changed in bash (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for bash (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in bash (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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