apt not working: installed libc-bin package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 134


Environment?

  • Windows Subsystem for Linux.
  • Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
  • apt 1.6.11 (amd64)

What’s wrong?

apt upgrade and apt autoremove not working. apt upgrade gives the following message

$   sudo apt upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages will be upgraded:   gir1.2-gtk-3.0 gtk-update-icon-cache libegl-mesa0 libgbm1 libgl1-mesa-dev libgl1-mesa-dri libgl1-mesa-glx libglapi-mesa   libglx-mesa0 libgtk-3-0 libgtk-3-bin libgtk-3-common libmspack0 linux-libc-dev mesa-common-dev 15 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 0 B/12.4 MB of archives. After this operation, 4096 B of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y Setting up libc-bin (2.27-3ubuntu1) ... Aborted (core dumped) /sbin/ldconfig.real: Can't stat /usr/local/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu: No such file or directory /sbin/ldconfig.real: Path `/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu' given more than once /sbin/ldconfig.real: Path `/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu' given more than once /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libfakeroot:         libfakeroot-0.so -> libfakeroot-tcp.so /usr/local/lib: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu: Aborted (core dumped) dpkg: error processing package libc-bin (--configure):  installed libc-bin package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 134 Errors were encountered while processing:  libc-bin E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) 

apt autoremove gives the following message

$   sudo apt autoremove Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 15 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or removed. After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used. Setting up libc-bin (2.27-3ubuntu1) ... Aborted (core dumped) /sbin/ldconfig.real: Can't stat /usr/local/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu: No such file or directory /sbin/ldconfig.real: Path `/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu' given more than once /sbin/ldconfig.real: Path `/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu' given more than once /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libfakeroot:         libfakeroot-0.so -> libfakeroot-tcp.so /usr/local/lib: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu: Aborted (core dumped) dpkg: error processing package libc-bin (--configure):  installed libc-bin package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 134 Errors were encountered while processing:  libc-bin E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) 

apt update and apt autoclean seem to be working correctly.

Reproduce?

I have no idea what caused the error… Also, I do not think I have done any dangerous operation to non-user files recently. I have googled the error messages I got, but fruitless. Anyone any idea?