Peppermint Linux: “dpkg was interrupted”

First, I should probably explain what Peppermint Linux is. It is one of the last Linux distros that support 32-bit computers. And it runs great on older computers.

So in my test drive of the distro, the only issue came when I went to install updates after the install. I got this message:

“E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ‘dpkg –configure -a’ to correct the problem.”

The solution is to open the Terminal and run the command it tells you to

sudo dpkg --configure -a

and it should be able to correct itself.

If it doesn’t, try running sudo apt-get install -f (to fix broken packages).

Then try running sudo dpkg –configure -a again.

When it prompts you, choose the default (N)

This is the only issue I have run into so far.

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Jay Forrest

Jay N. Forrest is a philosopher and IT professional. He is an ordained Humanist minister, a Certified Meditation Teacher, and a decade-long Linux user.