Pastor JW pastor_jw at the-inner-circle.org
Wed Sep 9 14:33:45 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 09 September 2009 4:17:26 am Stuart Murray-Smith wrote:
> Greetings Pastor
> > I have an error which says,"dpkg was interrupted, you must manually
> > run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem." Running "sudo
> > dpkg --configure -a' brings up "Setting up turboprint (2.10-1) ..." and
> > then nothing happens for more than eight hours now.  So anyone know of a
> > way to fix it?
> Just open a terminal (assuming you're running Gnome desktop):
> Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

No, running Hardy Kubuntu so to bring up a terminal is System -> Konsole or 
just click on the little black screen in the quick launch menu!

> If you're positioned behind a proxy server, run this first in your
> terminal:

no proxy server here.

> and run the command as mentioned above:
> sudo dpkg --configure -a

that command is still running I guess this morning; it now says "installing 
printer database" which is a line more than it said at 10 o'clock last night!  
So it seems progress is being made albeit slowly!!

> Most likely your original install broke because of authentication.

Turboprint has been there since March I think but something in it must have 
broken.  It can no longer find the printer.  If I could get apt-get remove 
turboprint to work or even synaptic to come up perhaps I could remove 
turboprint and start over.  As it is, it seems the only thing I can do it 
wait some more till dpkg --configure -a eventually finishes since it seems to 
be still doing something.  Never had anything Kubuntu take so long to work 

> Let us know how it goes :)

Sure!  At least the rest of this computer is working to receive mail and send 
it!  Firefox works also so I'm not stuck with a dead computer!

73 de N7PSV aka Pastor JW <n><   PDGA# 35276
http://the-inner-circle.org  _Registered Kubuntu User: #27403

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