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Old 02-27-2009, 05:53 PM   #1
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Update Problems

I am trying to update my ubuntu but I keep getting "dpkg--configure-a" ad I tried it in the terminal and it said command not found. I have tried everything and it won't work. If someone could please help me that would be great. Thanks!
Old 02-27-2009, 06:03 PM   #2
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dpkg I believe is used for installing .deb packages, not strictly for updates, I believe Ubuntu like Debian uses apt-get as it's primary package manager these days... could be wrong however the syntax for dpkg looks wrong, I believe it should be "dpkg --configure -a". note the spaces...

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