cant instll software

Asked by Alban Dobson on 2020-03-19

using terminal to install software I get the error Manually run dpkg-configure-a
What does this mean and how to fix
Using latest version of ubuntu

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Alban Dobson
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2020-03-21
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2020-03-21
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2020-03-20
Bashing-om (bashing-om) said : #1

Alban Dobson; hello -

" What does this mean" -
run
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

to see what the error is -

then try the package manager's advise:
sudo dpkg --configure -a

see if that fixes the problem automagically.

Else post the results for our inspection and further advise.

-all in the process-

Alban Dobson (hroseb) said : #2

Ran sudo apt update OK
Ran upgrade and had this result E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
Thanks

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

What is the full output of running the command

sudo dpkg --configure -a

Alban Dobson (hroseb) said : #4

sudo: dpkg-configure-a: command not found

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

Please use the command exactly as given, preferably with copy and paste:

sudo dpkg --configure -a

Alban Dobson (hroseb) said : #6

Cracked it thanks