dpkg was interrupted when updating

Asked by jdaniels on 2008-05-17

jdaniels@jdaniels-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for jdaniels:
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy Release.gpg
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security Release.gpg
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security Release
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/main Packages
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/restricted Packages
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/main Sources
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/universe Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/multiverse Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/universe Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/multiverse Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/multiverse Sources
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
jdaniels@jdaniels-laptop:~$

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Solved by:
MattWelborn
Solved:
2008-05-17
Last query:
2008-05-17
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2008-05-17
Best MattWelborn (mattwelborn) said : #1

sudo dpkg --configure -a

jdaniels (danijeffrey) said : #2

Matt thanks for the info that command did the trick.JDaniels

Wemita (wemichael) said : #3

i dont know how to do this i need instructions