broken session when doing apt-get upgrade

Craig White craigwhite at
Thu Mar 15 01:25:47 UTC 2012

Wondering what the best way to handle this would be.


Seems as though I lost my session while the system had a dialog on
screen when doing an 'apt-get upgrade'

the alert seemed to indicate something grub wanted to install (ie,
installing the new/updated kernel)

Anyway, from ps I can see this...

 \_ /usr/bin/dpkg --status-fd 21 --configure language-pack-en-base
language-pack-en (and a bunch of other packages that were part of the

and this (which I think was the dialog that was on screen when the
session broke)...

root      9374  0.0  0.2  11540  8596 pts/10   S+   Mar12
0:00 /usr/bin/perl
-w /usr/share/debconf/frontend /var/lib/dpkg/info/grub-pc.postinst
configure 1.98-1ubuntu12

Obviously I can kill off the processes and do some apt-get -f install
thingy but I'm wondering if there is a best way to handle this that
might not be what I am guessing I need to do.


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