Error while installing fail2ban

Hi. I was just updating my OSMC on my Raspberry Pi 3 and in the end of the update I got an error saying “An error occurred while installing the following package: fail2ban”

It also said to report here in the OSMC forum. How can I solve this problem with the installation?

Please let me know what kind of extra info I can provide.

Thanks in advance

The same thing happened to me on my Raspberry Pi 3.

I was instilling the latest update, and the progress bar on screen was at 99%, installing fail2ban, then this message appeared on screen:

OSMC restarted, and I immediately got the logs with grab-logs -A:

Everything seems normal and is working fine, apart from this error.

Can the issue be fixed somehow?


Had you previously done any major configuration to fail2ban?

If not, I’d recommend you remove and reinstall.

sudo apt-get purge fail2ban
sudo apt-get install fail2ban

Alternatively, take a backup of your configuration file(s), purge and reinstall, and then re-apply your config changes.

Sorry for the delay, I forgot to update the thread :frowning:

I did as you suggested, and now everything is fixed.