dpkg command won't stop repeating` can't find'in terminal

Asked by judie on 2009-06-18

each time I enter my password,it repeats`' can't find dpkg command' through the whole terminal page.I can't get it to reset and clear the terminal.What can I do?It says I needed to manually install sudo dpkg --configure-a,before this happened to the terminal.Now the terminal won't clear so I can do it. ubuntu 9.04 judie <email address hidden> thanks!

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Soul-Sing (soulzing) said : #1

it is: sudo dpkg --configure -a Can ypu copy paste this in the terminal?

Soul-Sing (soulzing) said : #2

You can close the terminal with exit, and start it again?

you can type the command

clear

and it will clear the terminal

You strictly need to open a Terminal from the menu Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type:

sudo dpkg --configure -a

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.
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But to fully check and upgrade your system using terminal using command line,
open a Terminal from the menu Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type:

sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get --fix-missing install
sudo apt-get clean all
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get clean all
sudo apt-get autoremove

then if requested by the system ( usually when a kernel was updated ) please reboot your system, to do a reboot using terminal type

sudo reboot

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.

Hope this helps

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