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Old 02-26-2010, 07:10 AM   #1
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Updates will not load


I attempted to load "updates this am and got a refusal message that reads " E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run "sudo dpkg -- configure -a" to correct the problem. I entered that info at the prompt and got some very confusing info, but no fix. Now what? I am running Ubuntu 9.10
 
Old 02-26-2010, 07:16 AM   #2
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I entered that info at the prompt and got some very confusing info, but no fix. Now what?
what info ?
 
Old 02-26-2010, 01:09 PM   #3
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Update won't run

Here is the list of messages I get when I input the "sudo dpkg --configure -a"

Type dpkg --help for help about installing and deinstalling packages[*];
Use `dselect' or `aptitude' for user-friendly package management;
Type dpkg -Dhelp for a list of dpkg debug flag values;
Type dpkg --force-help for a list of forcing options;
Type dpkg-deb --help for help about manipulating *.deb files;
Type dpkg --licence for copyright licence and lack of warranty (GNU GPL)[*].

Options marked[*] produce a lot of output - pipe it through `less' or `more' !

I don't see the relevance that any of these actions provide for the problem at hand.
 
Old 02-27-2010, 07:40 AM   #4
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Good morning everyone! I figured out the problem. I had not paid enough attention to the spacing of the terminal input. When copied EXACTLY as the computer presented it - the updates began working again. Thanks for the quick comeback Repo. I'll be a more careful in the future. Linux is sooooo different than Windows, but a whole lot better. I just have a lot of learning to do.
 
  


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