I had previously installed and used Emacs 25.2.2 and ESS 17.11 on Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver). While attempting to update to the latest version of ESS, the ESS install script appears to have failed (see terminal output below).
I tried removing (with
--purge) and then re-installing both ESS and Emacs 25, but this did not solve the problem.
Does anyone have a solution to this problem?
dorazio@toucan:~$ sudo apt install ess Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Suggested packages: xlispstat pspp jags julia The following NEW packages will be installed: ess 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/1,341 kB of archives. After this operation, 5,776 kB of additional disk space will be used. Selecting previously unselected package ess. (Reading database ... 376257 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../ess_17.11-3bionic0_all.deb ... Unpacking ess (17.11-3bionic0) ... Processing triggers for install-info (6.5.0.dfsg.1-2) ... 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 (--configure): installed ess package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1 Errors were encountered while processing: ess E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)