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Old 02-04-2009, 12:05 PM   #1
Jacquelinecintron
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Unhappy need help running dpkg --configure -a


I got a message saying that I need to run dpkg --configure -a manually so I did that now I got a message saying requested operation requires superuser privilage what does this mean and what do I do ?
 
Old 02-04-2009, 12:23 PM   #2
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If you're using Ubuntu, try sudo dpkg --configure -a and enter your user password. If you're using Debian or another distro, you need to open a root shell or type su and enter the root password.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 01:00 PM   #3
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If you're using Ubuntu, try sudo dpkg --configure -a and enter your user password. If you're using Debian or another distro, you need to open a root shell or type su and enter the root password.
Hi plj,
Just a small correction: you can use sudo on debian also, in fact I've been doing that for years. sudo is installed by default on all the Debian flavours I've looked at so far.
It's a minor point but pointing this out could avoid some confusion.
Cheers,
jdk
 
Old 02-04-2009, 01:18 PM   #4
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Hi plj,
Just a small correction: you can use sudo on debian also, in fact I've been doing that for years. sudo is installed by default on all the Debian flavours I've looked at so far.
It's a minor point but pointing this out could avoid some confusion.
Cheers,
jdk
Good catch.

I have been using sudo too, but I had to install it myself because I've been dist-upgrading since Woody. I haven't actually done a fresh install of Etch and wasn't sure if sudo was the default now. It wasn't on Sarge...
 
Old 02-09-2009, 04:40 PM   #5
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Talking Thanks so much!!!

the sudo thing worked great I've had this computer for 6 moths and couldnt download anything but that fixed it all and then sum!!! thanks
 
  


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