Problems installing software and/or updates. Heron version 8.04

Nigel Henry cave.dnb2m97pp at
Mon Oct 6 17:34:22 UTC 2008

On Monday 06 October 2008 18:54, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Nigel Henry wrote:
> > I suppose it may have something to do with a newbies fear of the CLI.
> > Normally running dpkg --configure -a fixes the problem,
> No, it doesn't. You need "sudo dpkg --configure -a". But even if the error
> would tell you the command with sudo, a newbee would probably not try to
> open a terminal for the command.
> Nils

Apologies, that was a slight error on my part in forgetting "sudo". I'm too 
used to having used Debian, Fedora, etc for years, and once su'ed to root, 
you can do what you like. I use Kubuntu quite a bit, but am always forgetting 
to use sudo on the CLI. I find myself typing su, which then asks me for 
password, which obviously won't work on Kubuntu.

The objective of my post though was that "sudo dpkg --configure -a" doesn't 
always fix things, as per the output I posted, where the the problem was a 
bit more complex.


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