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Old 08-23-2008, 12:55 PM   #1
Akilias
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Error Message When Trying To Install Updates On Ubuntu.


Hello! So I just recently installed Ubuntu on my computer. I went up and clicked the updates button on the top bar of the screen, but then had to leave and wanted to put my computer away, yes I should have just let the updates load while I was gone, but when I closed the updater, I'm afraid some of the files were broken. Now when I try to install the updates I get an error message saying that I should manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' but this command seems to do nothing. Any help? Thanks.
 
Old 08-23-2008, 01:19 PM   #2
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You should run this in a terminal (find the terminal from the application menu).

When you run it, what output does it produce?
 
Old 08-23-2008, 01:38 PM   #3
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Do

# sudo dpkg --configure -a

# sudo apt-get check

in a terminal/console
 
Old 08-23-2008, 01:39 PM   #4
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the terminal says it requires superuser privilege.
 
Old 08-23-2008, 03:01 PM   #5
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You will need to enter the password of your primary user when prompted - that will give you superuser privilege. Don't forget the "sudo" before the rest of the command.
 
  


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