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    Incomplete installation leaves my synaptic broken!

    Hi,
    I was installing a package from terminal using sudo apt-get install command, and i wanted to stop the installation. So i closed it. Now when i try to install anything its not allowing me to. Evening after restart. Its say cant get exclusive lock!

    tried
    Code:
    dpkg --configure -a
    what is that i can do? And what is the method of stopping installation clean?

    Thank You

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    Re: Incomplete installation leaves my synaptic broken!

    sudo dpkg ....

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