whenever i try to install anything, i get that. Me and my dumb self also decided to uninstall appcenter, this is another problem im having, sudo apt-get install appcenter

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 libnss-systemd : Depends: systemd (= 237-3ubuntu10.15)
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt --fix-broken install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

any help appreciated.

  • The error says the solution, please execute sudo apt --fix-broken install first and then install appcenter. Let us know what you find.
    – Hasan
    Mar 16, 2019 at 17:51
  • have tried that, the output from sudo apt --fix-broken install is dpkg: error processing package libpam-runtime (--configure): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting configuration Errors were encountered while processing: libpam-runtime E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    – Milk
    Mar 17, 2019 at 4:50

1 Answer 1


Please execute this series of commands,

sudo apt-get autoremove

sudo apt-get --purge remove && sudo apt-get autoclean

sudo apt-get -f install

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo dpkg-reconfigure -a

sudo dpkg --configure -a

Above answer is grabbed from here.

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