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Raspberry Pi | apt not working – segmentation fault

If you are experiencing segmentation fault on an apt update like this

peter@rasp1:~ $ sudo apt update
Get:1 http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie InRelease [22.9 kB]
Get:2 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie InRelease [14.9 kB]
Get:3 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/main armhf Packages [9,536 kB]
Get:4 http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie/main armhf Packages [171 kB]
E: Method gzip has died unexpectedly!
E: Sub-process gzip received a segmentation fault.
E: Method /usr/lib/apt/methods/gzip did not start correctly

Then it can be resolved by sudo apt-get install –reinstall apt

peter@rasp1:~ $ sudo apt-get install --reinstall apt
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/1,067 kB of archives.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
(Reading database ... 38419 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../apt_1.0.9.8.4_armhf.deb ...
Unpacking apt (1.0.9.8.4) over (1.0.9.8.4) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1~bpo8+1) ...
Setting up apt (1.0.9.8.4) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-18+deb8u10) ...

After update and reinstall you will be able to do an sudo apt-update end a sudo apt-upgrade

peter@rasp1:~ $ sudo apt update
Hit http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie InRelease
Hit http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie InRelease
Get:1 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/main armhf Packages [9,536 kB]
Get:2 http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie/main armhf Packages [171 kB]
Hit http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie/ui armhf Packages
Ign http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie/main Translation-en
Ign http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie/ui Translation-en_GB
Get:3 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/contrib armhf Packages [43.3 kB]
Ign http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie/ui Translation-en
Get:4 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/non-free armhf Packages [84.2 kB]
Get:5 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/rpi armhf Packages [1,356 B]
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/contrib Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/contrib Translation-en
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/main Translation-en
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/non-free Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/non-free Translation-en
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/rpi Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/rpi Translation-en
Fetched 8,692 kB in 20s (417 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
49 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.