Ubuntu – Nginx installation error in Ubuntu 16.04


:~$ sudo apt-get remove nginx* && sudo apt-get install nginx-full*

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Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe amd64 nginx-full-dbg amd64 1.10.0-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 [3,789 kB]
Fetched 3,789 kB in 33s (112 kB/s)                                             
Selecting previously unselected package nginx-common.
(Reading database ... 189767 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../nginx-common_1.10.0-0ubuntu0.16.04.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking nginx-common (1.10.0-0ubuntu0.16.04.1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package nginx-full.
Preparing to unpack .../nginx-full_1.10.0-0ubuntu0.16.04.1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking nginx-full (1.10.0-0ubuntu0.16.04.1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package nginx-full-dbg.
Preparing to unpack .../nginx-full-dbg_1.10.0-0ubuntu0.16.04.1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking nginx-full-dbg (1.10.0-0ubuntu0.16.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for ufw (0.35-0ubuntu1) ...
Rules updated for profile 'Apache Full'
Rules updated for profile 'Nginx HTTP'

Processing triggers for systemd (229-4ubuntu4) ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-19) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Setting up nginx-common (1.10.0-0ubuntu0.16.04.1) ...
Setting up nginx-full (1.10.0-0ubuntu0.16.04.1) ...
Job for nginx.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status nginx.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.

invoke-rc.d: initscript nginx, action "start" failed.

dpkg: error processing package nginx-full (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of nginx-full-dbg:
 nginx-full-dbg depends on nginx-full (= 1.10.0-0ubuntu0.16.04.1); however:
  Package nginx-full is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing package nginx-full-dbg (--configure):

 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.

                          Errors were encountered while processing:


E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Best Answer

Shutting down apache2 first before installing nginx should fix this problem:

sudo service apache2 stop
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