The day before yesterday, I have experienced my Ubuntu package
ess (Version: 17.11-3bionic0) no more configuring properly during
apt-get update. I then tried
apt-get install -d ess and:
dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/ess_17.11-3bionic0_all.deb
Preparing to unpack .../ess_17.11-3bionic0_all.deb ... Remove ess for emacs25 remove/ess: purging byte-compiled files for emacs25 Unpacking ess (17.11-3bionic0) over (17.11-3bionic0) ... Setting up ess (17.11-3bionic0) ... Install emacsen-common for emacs25 emacsen-common: Handling install of emacsen flavor emacs25 Install ess for emacs25 install/ess: Handling install for emacsen flavor emacs25 ERROR: install script from ess package failed dpkg: error processing package ess (--install): installed ess package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1 Processing triggers for install-info (6.5.0.dfsg.1-2) ... Errors were encountered while processing: ess
I am using Ubuntu 18.04 with GNU Emacs 25.2.2.
Looking in the emacs package manager, it says:
ess 17.11 incompat melpa-s... Emacs Speaks Statistics
So, it seems that the package from melpa is uninstallable because of being incompatible with my current Ubuntu emacs version, and the Ubuntu package of the same version can neither be installed.
I have tried this solution from Ubuntu SX but it didn't work for me.
What else can I do now?
Thank you for your help.