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Problem when provisioning with Chef, but also with dpkg

I’m new to Chef, but from what I can tell this has to do with dpkg. Any thoughts?

Running handlers:
[2014-09-22T15:50:26-04:00] ERROR: Running exception handlers
Running handlers complete
[2014-09-22T15:50:26-04:00] ERROR: Exception handlers complete
[2014-09-22T15:50:26-04:00] FATAL: Stacktrace dumped to /var/chef/cache/chef-stacktrace.out
Chef Client failed. 1 resources updated in 32.856243327 seconds
[2014-09-22T15:50:26-04:00] ERROR: package[nginx] (nginx::default line 10) had an error: Mixlib::ShellOut::ShellCommandFailed: Expected process to exit with [0], but received '100'
---- Begin output of apt-get -q -y install nginx=1.4.6-1ubuntu3.1 ----
STDOUT: Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
The following extra packages will be installed:
  fontconfig-config libfontconfig1 libgd3 libjbig0 libjpeg-turbo8 libjpeg8
  libtiff5 libvpx1 libxpm4 libxslt1.1 nginx-common nginx-core
Suggested packages:
  libgd-tools fcgiwrap nginx-doc
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  fontconfig-config libfontconfig1 libgd3 libjbig0 libjpeg-turbo8 libjpeg8
  libtiff5 libvpx1 libxpm4 libxslt1.1 nginx nginx-common nginx-core
0 upgraded, 13 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/2,703 kB of archives.
After this operation, 6,088 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Selecting previously unselected package fontconfig-config.
(Reading database ... 140901 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../fontconfig-config_2.11.0-0ubuntu4.1_all.deb ...
STDERR: debconf: apt-extracttemplates failed: No such file or directory
dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
 fork failed: Cannot allocate memory
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
---- End output of apt-get -q -y install nginx=1.4.6-1ubuntu3.1 ----
Ran apt-get -q -y install nginx=1.4.6-1ubuntu3.1 returned 100
[2014-09-22T15:50:26-04:00] FATAL: Chef::Exceptions::ChildConvergeError: Chef run process exited unsuccessfully (exit code 1)

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That’s very strange… Does the file /usr/bin/apt-extracttemplates exist on the the system?

$ dpkg -S  /usr/bin/apt-extracttemplates
apt-utils: /usr/bin/apt-extracttemplates

It should be available on most systems as the apt-utils package is a dependency of ubuntu-minimal