Ubuntu update

Asked by jussi on 2007-04-13

When I try to update Ubuntu,I get a message: Only one software management tool is
allowed to run at the same time. Please close the other applications e.g. ' aptitude ' or
Synaptic '. When I try to run Synaptic Package Management, I get a message: E: dpkg was
interrupted, you must manually run dpkg --configure -a. When I do this, I get the next
message: dpkg: requested operation requires superuser privilege.

I don't run other softwares when I am updating. Why this message ?
So, how to update Ubuntu ?
dpkg, what it is doing ?
What means superuser ?

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2007-04-16
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2007-04-14

Looks like an update broke somwhere down the line and you need to restart it:-

Applications --> Accessories --> Terminal

In the terminal type:-

sudo dpkg --configure -a

It will ask for your password.

Which means "as the administrator" (sudo) run the package configuration tool (dpkg) and reconfigure (--configure) all packages (-a).

jussi (juhani-hatakka) said : #2

Sorry
When I typed sudo dpkg -- configure -a , I got a message : setting
up,
evolution ( 2.6.1 - Oubuntu 7.1).
Shall I back to Windows ?

On 4/13/07, Alan Pope <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Your question #4971 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ticket/4971
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Alan Pope proposed the following answer:
> Looks like an update broke somwhere down the line and you need to
> restart it:-
>
> Applications --> Accessories --> Terminal
>
> In the terminal type:-
>
> sudo dpkg --configure -a
>
> It will ask for your password.
>
> Which means "as the administrator" (sudo) run the package configuration
> tool (dpkg) and reconfigure (--configure) all packages (-a).
>
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Is that it?

There was no further message other than that?

jussi (juhani-hatakka) said : #4

OK
My problem is solved. Thank you !!

Paul (paulspoelstra) said : #5

Alan, thank you very much, My problem is solved too because of your support!