E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem

Asked by markfyffe1 on 2008-04-14

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #1

Hello Mark....

To correct this problem just open Terminal (Applications → Accesories → Terminal) and type

sudo dpkg --configure -a

Regards

Bhavani Shankar.

Old_Soldier (charles.davis) said : #2

and if you still have a problem after running

sudo dpkg --congiure -a

run

sudo apt-get install -f

then update your package lists and upgrade packages

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Old_Soldier (charles.davis) said : #3

ack typos, and launchpad has no edit button :) reposted with typo fixed:

and if you still have a problem after running

sudo dpkg --configure -a

run

sudo apt-get install -f

then update your package lists and upgrade packages

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

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FAQ #52: “Can't install new software and updates”.

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