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kalasend
October 13th, 2011, 06:14 AM
Hi,

When i was in the middle of a "sudo apt-get install XXX" process, i needed to Ctrl-C the process and reboot. Now, I decided that I don't need to install the package after all. But apt-get seem to remember the broken process.

How do I revert apt-get to the state before? (if it's possible at all...)


Thanks in advance

Olle Wiklund
October 13th, 2011, 06:31 AM
Welcome to the Ubuntu Forums!

Try the following commands.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install XXX # install (is reverted by remove)
sudo apt-get remove XXX # remove
sudo apt-get purge XXX # remove (any configuration files are deleted too)

sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Read also
man apt-get to get more details about apt-get

Have fun learning about Ubuntu :-)
Olle

raja.genupula
October 13th, 2011, 06:29 PM
Hi,

When i was in the middle of a "sudo apt-get install XXX" process, i needed to Ctrl-C the process and reboot. Now, I decided that I don't need to install the package after all. But apt-get seem to remember the broken process.

How do I revert apt-get to the state before? (if it's possible at all...)


Thanks in advance

If you are installing something unless you're touching it again ,apt-get doesn't alert you if you cancel the installation.

The commands given in post 2 also works but for installation cancellation apt-get will not go fo own decision with out your interaction.

Enjoy the Ubuntu.