Adept Can't Handle Packages with Dialogs

Howard Coles Jr. dhcolesj at
Sun Jun 18 22:44:15 BST 2006

On Sunday 18 June 2006 7:57 am, Matt Endebrock wrote:
> Background: After reading the Kubuntu Desktop Guide section on programming,
> I followed the desktop guide advice and attempted to install the Java
> Runtime Environment Package "sun-java5-bin" *using Adept*. The installation
> appeared to hang,  so I looked at the details and found what appeared to be
> an ncurses dialog (that I couldn't do anything with). The package wouldn't
> install so I had to quit Adept.
> As expected, this locked the package database, preventing me from using
> Adept for further package management until I could fix it. I had to force a
> reinstall of the package from the command line using dpkg (I did some
> reading and muddled my way through this part. If someone knows the correct
> syntax and arguments for performing this work, please reply to this post.)
> I understand that the jre package comes from the multiverse repositories
> and is considered to be unsupported, but the Desktop Guide *does* recommend
> this package and gives no warning about having to install it from the
> command line.

All you had to do in this case is run the 
dpkg --configure -a 
command, and it will pick up where Adept left off.
I've had to do that a time or two.

See Ya'
Howard Coles Jr.
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