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Old 03-09-2013, 01:43 PM   #1
kultagrimley
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Why I have to run "dpkg --configure -a" to install updates?


my inspiron 910 asked to manually run dpkg--comfigure-a in order to downlaod updates.

How do I do this and why?
 
Old 03-09-2013, 02:03 PM   #2
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my inspiron 910 asked to manually run dpkg--comfigure-a in order to downlaod updates.

How do I do this and why?
You don't say what version/distro of Linux you're using, but doesn't your question answer itself?

Your system is telling you to run "dpkg --configure -a"...so you then need to type in "dpkg --configure -a", and press ENTER. If it tells you you need to be root, type in "sudo dkpg --configure -a". You do this in a terminal window.
 
Old 03-09-2013, 02:05 PM   #3
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Hi

Thought you had been shot, Shouting out for help. A better title would help more!!!
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...osting-356388/

OK your friend google came up with exclamation,
FYI If you get any errors try pasting into google see what it spits out

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dpkg

and although abit old
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-error-361965/
 
Old 03-10-2013, 03:42 AM   #4
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Please use a descriptive title for your thread excluding words like 'urgent' or 'help'. Using a proper title makes it easier for members to help you. This thread has been reported for title modification. Please do not add replies that address the thread title.
 
  


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