Problems installing software and/or updates. Heron version 8.04
cave.dnb2m97pp at aliceadsl.fr
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.
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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