Ubuntu Installation :: 'sudo Dpkg --configure -a' Freezes And Does Nothing For A Long Time?

Sep 21, 2010

I'm trying to fix a friends EeePC notebook (Asus) running a recently upgraded Ubuntu 10.04 from Karmic Koala. She used the update manager for the upgrade to 10.04 LTS and everything was fine until she had tried to install something from the Ubuntu Software Center (she doesn't remember what happened). After that, both Update manager and Synaptic stopped working.Update manager gives the following error:Quote:Software index is broken. ... Try to use synaptic for something?!...

Then Synaptic manager gives the following error:Quote:E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. E: _cache->open() failed, please report.And when I try that command, the terminal just keeps blinking with the cursor and does nothing for more than an hour. This is the output of the comand:Quote:

jasna@Jasna:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
[sudo] password for jasna:
Setting up moodle (1.9.4.dfsg-0ubuntu4) ...


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Apr 1, 2010

After I got the OS up and running (v9.10), I was prompted to download and install some updates. The download is complete, but when I try to install the updates, I receive the following message. What should I do?

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Jan 9, 2011

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I cannot say for sure, but it seems like this is an intermittent problem. Sometimes X takes a long time to start, but once it starts it will launch programs. Sometimes X takes a long time to launch, but once it starts it will only launch certain programs. Though presently X always takes a long time to start, and I cannot successfully launch any programs.

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Jan 6, 2010

im trying to update some software in ubuntu using the update manager. i type my password in CORRECTLY but then get this error message.

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now, when I try:
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Jan 17, 2011

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Jan 2, 2010

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E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.

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