I am trying to install Sublime Text 3.0 on Ubuntu 16.0 (via crouton). I follow the instructions but I can't get sudo apt-get update to work. I get the following error:

Method https has died unexpectedly!
E: Sub-process https received a segmentation fault.

If I remove the file which is created on etc/apt/sources.list.d/* the problem disappears and I can get sudo apt-get update to run with no problems. But I can't install the new version of ST!

Any ideas?

This issue is, I think, linked to the following: https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton/issues/2688

  • A segfault is a bug, report it on your distribution's forums. Sep 15, 2017 at 6:27

2 Answers 2


I was able to solve this issue in the following way: edited the "s" from "https" in the relevant file contained in the sources list. And was able to run sudo apt-get update as usual.


Run this as root to fix it.

apt-get --reinstall install libcurl3-gnutls
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    apt-get --reinstall would also fail with the same error. Feb 22, 2019 at 21:45

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