[wellylug] Problems with Adept

Steve Macdonald steve at twininstallations.co.nz
Tue Sep 26 16:59:40 NZST 2006


Daniel Pittman wrote:
> Steve Macdonald <steve at twininstallations.co.nz> writes:
>
> First, some administrivia: when you reply to an existing message, then
> change the body text and subject, it doesn't remove a bunch of email
> headers that fit the message into an existing conversation.
>
> As a result this showed up hidden in the middle of another thread, and
> my mailer specifically highlighted it to me as a response to something
> that I had previously discussed -- which it isn't.
>
> If you wouldn't mind, please create a new message from scratch when you
> want a new discussion.  It keeps threading nice, and it also increases
> the odds that people will see and respond to your message.
>
>   
>> I am using kubuntu dapper and done and upgrade via adepts upgrade
>> notifier. It crashed halfway through and now I can't use Adept to
>> install anything.
>>
>> When ever I try to run adept I get this message
>>
>> "You will not be able to change your system settings in any way
>> (install, remove or upgrade software), because another process is
>> using the packaging system database (probably some other Adept
>> application or apt-get or aptitude). Please close the other
>> application before using this one."
>>
>> Even when I shut down and restart the laptop.
>>
>> How on earth can I solve this problem?
>>     
>
> My guess would be that Adept is reporting a confusing error, and what
> you actually have is a half-completed set of packages installed.
>
> To help fix that, or to help identify better the real problem, can you
> please open up a terminal session and run the command:
>
>     sudo dpkg --configure -a
>
> Give it your password when prompted.
>
> If that runs successfully -- showing a list of packages configured or
> installed, or whatever -- then try Adept.  If it works, problem solved.
>
> If not try these command in the terminal:
>
>     sudo aptitude update
>     sudo aptitude dist-upgrade
>
> Report the output when it starts reporting errors, as they should give a
> clearer picture of what is actually wrong.
>
> Regards,
>         Daniel
>   
Sorry about that, I didnt realised that happens

And running

sudo dpkg --configure -a

solved the problem. Thanks heaps for that.

Steve




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