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Old 11-22-2008, 11:34 AM   #1
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using the terminal

What are the exact steps to perform the instruction "dpkg --configure -a" in the terminal window?
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Are you using one of the *buntus? If so, open a terminal and input:
sudo dpkg --configure -a
Press enter.
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Welcome to LQ!!

While it might seem intimidating at first, you will find that the terminal is your friend.

There are typicaly two ways of getting a terminal (AKA "command line"):
In your menus somewhere, there will an item named "terminal" or maybe "console"
Do ctrl-alt-F1 (or F2 or F3) With this method use ctlr-alt-F7 to get back to the graphical interface.

Once you have a terminal window, simply enter the command (without the quotes).
Old 11-22-2008, 11:43 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by diarbe View Post
What are the exact steps to perform the instruction "dpkg --configure -a" in the terminal window?
If you're logged in as a regular user, try this:

cd /var/lib/dpkg/updates
sudo rm *
sudo dpkg --configure -a

If you're logged in as root, skip the word "sudo" above.
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