Error message when updating

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jamesofyorkshire
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Error message when updating

Post by jamesofyorkshire »

Hi.

Yesterday, when updating Mint on my laptop, my internet connection was interrupted. Today, when updating I got the following message:

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

I copied and pasted the "dpkg --configure -a" bit into a terminal ...............but I got the message "requested operation requires super-user privilege"


I am the Admin for this laptop. I don't know what a Super-user is. What do I try next please?

Any help appreciated.
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antikythera
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Re: Error message when updating

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stick the word sudo in front of that command and press enter. Put in your user password and press enter again.
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Re: Error message when updating

Post by jamesofyorkshire »

Thanks very much ANTIKYTHERA. That did the trick.
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