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Old 02-28-2006, 04:39 PM   #1
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How do I undo a "dpkg --configure -a ?

I have been trying to uninstall something via synaptic and I was tyold to do

dpkg --configure package -a

manually, so I did.

But now I get the error

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.

When ever I run apt-get update.

What have I done and how do I correct it?

I am trying to remove applications with synaptic.
Old 03-02-2006, 02:03 PM   #2
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Uhh... do as it says? That is, run `dpkg --configure -a' again.

If that results in an error, post the complete output. Otherwise, if that for some reason doesn't work,
  • Find the name of the package you want to uninstall.
  • run "apt-get remove <name>" or "apt-get remove --purge <name>" as root.
  • If that doesn't work, the post everything spewed out onto the console, from (including) the apt-get remove command up until (including) you get a prompt again.

In that way, we'll have something to work with. Best of luck --Jonas


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