LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Ubuntu
User Name
Password
Ubuntu This forum is for the discussion of Ubuntu Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-25-2007, 07:48 PM   #1
vacuman
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Location: Athol, Mass.
Distribution: Linspire; Mandrake 9,10,11,12;Suse 9,9.1,10,11,12;RedHat 9;White Box;Libranet;Slackware;Ubuntu
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
E:dpkg was interuppted, must manually run...


Upon attempting to install something I got this message:"E:dpkg was interuppted,you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem." I am using Gutsy. I went 'sudo 'dpkg --configure -a'; but it wouldn't fix it. What am I doing wrong. That would fix it in Feisty, but not in Edgy-seems like something else worked with that.What do I need to do in Gutsy? How DO you manually run dpkg? Until this is corrected, I can't install software or update. Thanks
 
Old 10-26-2007, 12:15 AM   #2
bigrigdriver
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: East Centra Illinois, USA
Distribution: Debian Squeeze
Posts: 5,765

Rep: Reputation: 306Reputation: 306Reputation: 306Reputation: 306
Since Ubuntu is a Debian derivative, you have all the options of Debian package management tools.

It began with dpkg, then came apt, followed by adept, aptitude, and synaptic.

So, if you have trouble with dpkg, try one of the others.
 
Old 11-07-2007, 04:29 PM   #3
vacuman
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Location: Athol, Mass.
Distribution: Linspire; Mandrake 9,10,11,12;Suse 9,9.1,10,11,12;RedHat 9;White Box;Libranet;Slackware;Ubuntu
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
That would be just fine and dandy bigrigdriver Except that doesn't do it either. When I do try another installer I get 'dpkg: parse error in file '/var/lib/dpkg/updates/0048' near line 1: new line in field name'. vacuman

Last edited by vacuman; 11-07-2007 at 04:30 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Script works when run manually but not in cron job Harlin Linux - Software 7 10-16-2007 06:36 PM
bootup interuppted robrecc Slackware 4 06-03-2006 03:50 PM
how to manually install a package when dpkg, apt-get are broken and system wont boot. hisnumber666 Linux - Software 17 05-02-2006 11:12 AM
Slack 10: Why must I run dhcpcd manually? IamI Slackware 5 11-23-2005 08:26 AM
alsa loads manually but will not load in run level kawinter Linux - Software 4 09-17-2005 02:53 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:11 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration