Q) What is this error message (dpkg was interrupted)?

IdleOne oneidle at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 15:51:21 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-08-16 at 11:22 -0400, Glen Lee wrote:
>  Dear Ubuntu experts, 
>  I just converted from Windows to Linux and am trying to install a
> software called eclipse. 
>  But I seem to fail to install this software and when I try to install
> again after rebooting, 
>  I received the following error message: 
>  E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure
> -a' to correct the problem. 
>  Does anybody help me how to resolve this issue? 
>  Thanks in advance,
>  Glen 

run the command 

sudo dpkg --configure -a

and that will try to re-install/configure the package again


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