unable to execute package control information extraction (dpkg-deb): Permission denied

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I am facing error if I do any installation with sudo apt install for any package. The error is irrespective of the package. And I am doing the installation with sudo su (root) user. Please advise. OS version: Ubuntu 18.04


sudo apt install consul

error details:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 241 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/55.0 MB of archives.
After this operation, 143 MB of additional disk space will be used.
dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute package control information extraction (dpkg-deb): Permission denied
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/consul_1.15.3-1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 dpkg-deb --control subprocess returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
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[Ubuntu 18.04 LTS has reached the end of it's *standard* support life]( thus is now off-topic here unless your question is specific to helping you move to a supported release of Ubuntu. Ubuntu 18.04 ESM support is available, but not on-topic here, see See also

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