View Full Version : [ubuntu] Super user privilege

May 9th, 2008, 05:07 PM
Hello all, i am trying to delete mozilla firefox 3 beta 5 so I can download opera. When I try to access synaptic package manager I get an error that reads "E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. After I do that in terminal, I get a message that reads" dpkg: requested operation requires super user privilege. I just downloaded Ubuntu 8.04 a few days ago and I am trying to get things in order here. I am the only person that uses this lap top so there are no other users besides me, the admin.

Please help.

May 9th, 2008, 05:16 PM
sudo dpkg --configure -a

Type in your password when it prompts for one.

May 9th, 2008, 05:21 PM
Hey it worked, thanks MusicMastaMike.