Error when using dpkg command

Asked by William Groom on 2008-10-14

I opened the terminal window and entered sudo dpkg--configure-a and it said command not found. What do I do? New to this program.

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William Groom (ramseyins) said :
#1

I have now run in the terminal window dpkg=configure-a and some words and symbols appeared, but the Synaptic Package Manager will still not open and continues to show this error.

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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :
#2

To correct this problem just open Terminal (Applications → Accessories → Terminal) and type:
sudo dpkg --configure -a

Give your user password when requested. You will not see anything, but type it and press enter.

Then retry to update and/or to install desired package.

Regards

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Vikram Dhillon (dhillon-v10) said :
#3

goto the root and try the same command

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Mark Rijckenberg (markrijckenberg) said :
#4

Hi,

Please try the following command instead:

sudo dpkg --configure -a

Please note the space between dpkg, --configure and -a.

Regards,

Mark

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William Groom (ramseyins) said :
#5

when i entered dpkg --configure -a it says super privilege required. What does that mean.

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Best Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :
#6

sudo is used as a prefix in commands to get superuser rights

Refer

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RootSudo

Regards

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William Groom (ramseyins) said :
#7

Thank you, Thank you all! It worked! This is not my computer so I thought I had screwed something up. You guys are great.

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William Groom (ramseyins) said :
#8

Thanks Bhavani Shankar, that solved my question.