I realize this seems to be a very popular question but none of the fixes worked for me. I use ubuntu 18.04 and I’ve been unable to
apt install anything for the good part of 6 months. It says the issue is coming from
python3-pip which I am unable to use too. I tried purging it but I get a similar traceback.
dpkg: error processing package python3-pip (--remove): package is in a very bad inconsistent state; you should reinstall it before attempting a removal Errors were encountered while processing: python3-pip E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Anyone who has an idea how to fix this. It seems to have broken
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