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Old 03-18-2009, 01:30 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by ldumas View Post
... 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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Old 09-08-2011, 06:22 AM   #32
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I had read the full thread and it seems I am not getting any closer to what I am trying to achieve... You see, I have a full drive, And the dpkg won't update because of it...

sudo dpkg --configure -a
dpkg:failed to write status record about '' to 'var/lib/dpkg/status': no space left on device
Hoping you could tell me how I am going to uninstall when dpkg can't upgrade because of a full primary drive... Thanks a lot...


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