package virtualbox-ext-pack 5.1.18-1 failed to install/upgrade: package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting configuration

Bug #1698137 reported by Daniel Allison on 2017-06-15
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flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Failed to upgrade.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.04
Package: virtualbox-ext-pack 5.1.18-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.10.0-22.24-generic 4.10.15
Uname: Linux 4.10.0-22-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.4-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Jun 14 23:35:07 2017
DuplicateSignature:
 package:virtualbox-ext-pack:5.1.18-1
 Installing from local file /var/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloads/partial/adobe-flashplugin_20170613.2.orig.tar.gz
 Flash Plugin installed.
 dpkg: error processing package virtualbox-ext-pack (--configure):
  package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should
ErrorMessage: package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting configuration
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-04-15 (60 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" - Release amd64 (20170412)
PackageArchitecture: all
RelatedPackageVersions:
 dpkg 1.18.10ubuntu2
 apt 1.4
SourcePackage: virtualbox-ext-pack
Title: package virtualbox-ext-pack 5.1.18-1 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)

Daniel Allison (nelumbo) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
affects: virtualbox-ext-pack (Ubuntu) → flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)

Due to a bug in apport's method for creating a duplicate signature, the DuplicateSignature in this report was incorrect. We are fixing that now, sorry for the noise!

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