Originally Posted by ldumas
... you must run 'dpkg -- configure -a' (emphasis mine) to correct the problem. I opened the terminal and typed in "dpkg--configure-a" and got this "bash: dpkg--configure-a: command not found"
So what am I doing wrong? Spaces in the wrong place or no spaces.
You need a space between dpkg and --configure; and another space between --configure and -a. (I know these spaces can be easily overlooked when reading them on a web page. I have done it myself. When in doubt, simply copy and paste right off the web page to your terminal). The command (because it will alter system files) must be run with sudo
before it. Thus:
sudo dpkg --configure -a
You will be prompted for your password. If this does not work, run the commands that I posted in post #27 of this thread.
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