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Fix broken packages

Sometimes the package installation or upgrading process can be broken for some reasons.

In cases like that DO NOT reboot your system, try to fix it before rebooting.

If you already rebooted the system and you cannot log in back to your account, reboot it again and run the system in Recovery Mode.

Fix broken packages via dpkg tool - it will install all already downloaded packages:

 dpkg --configure -a

Sometimes broken packages need more (missing) dependencies, so dpkg can't solve that. Use apt-get to fix everything what is not properly configured yet and needs some new packages to be downloaded:

 apt-get update
 apt-get install -f

If you just fixed some packages after broken upgrading process, run upgrade again, to make sure that there is nothing left to be upgraded/fixed again:

 apt-get dist-upgrade

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fix_package.txt · Last modified: 2017/07/24 23:01 by pavroo