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Thread: 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' acting weird

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    'sudo dpkg --configure -a' acting weird

    Hi all,

    I recently (fifteen minutes ago) started my old desktop again and tried to do an update
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Which gives me:
    Code:
    E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
    When I try this, my screen goes back and after a few seconds I end up back at the loginscreen (I not logged in anymore)

    The output of
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    is following
    Code:
    Setting up ubudsl (1.0.0.77-7) ...
     System start/stop links for /etc/init.d/ubudsld already exist.
    Stopping UbuDSL daemon...
    No /usr/sbin/ubudsldaemon found running; none killed.
    anyone an idea what went wrong (and how to solve it)

    Thanks

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    Re: 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' acting weird

    I do believe that your upgrades were stopped after downloaded and in the middle
    of dpkg so your machine wants to finish its upgrade.
    What does
    Code:
    sudo apt-get -f install
    The command you already gave is right I will bump up to front to get others to
    take a peak at this thread hopefully.
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    Re: 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' acting weird

    Quote Originally Posted by garvinrick4 View Post
    I do believe that your upgrades were stopped after downloaded and in the middle
    of dpkg so your machine wants to finish its upgrade.
    What does
    Code:
    sudo apt-get -f install
    The command you already gave is right I will bump up to front to get others to
    take a peak at this thread hopefully.
    thanks but unfortunately the output stays
    Code:
    E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
    any other advise?

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    Re: 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' acting weird

    Check to see if there are any files in /var/lib/dpkg/updates. If there are files in that directory, delete them all and then run:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

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