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Old 07-29-2009, 05:25 AM   #1
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Unable to install updates


Hi,
I have updates waiting to be installed. When I try to install them I get the message that I must manually run "dpkg --configure -a". When I attempt to do this in terminal the response is that superuser priviliges are required. Can anyone advise a raw newbie where to go from here. Thanks.
 
Old 07-29-2009, 05:29 AM   #2
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Please tell us which distribution you are using
If you use ubuntu
open a terminal
type
Code:
sudo dpkg --configure -a
 
Old 07-29-2009, 05:39 AM   #3
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Thanks for replying. I am using ubuntu 8.04. When I entered the suggested line in terminal a password was requested but keys did not respond when I tried to enter anything.
 
Old 07-29-2009, 05:41 AM   #4
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When you type a password it is not echoed.
Just type the password and hit enter.
 
Old 07-29-2009, 09:18 AM   #5
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Many thanks. After a couple of false starts the updates are in place. I am learning slowly! Pete
 
  


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