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I cannot update Ubuntu 12.10 tried update and upgrade dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run sudo dpkg --configure -a to correct the problem.

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marked as duplicate by Eric Carvalho, Sylvain Pineau, Eliah Kagan, Wilf, belacqua Jul 29 '14 at 22:56

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Not enough information, copy and paste your terminal results here. – owl Dec 31 '12 at 6:01
    
Did you run sudo dpkg --configure -a? – saji89 Dec 31 '12 at 10:49
    
pls help cannot update – Pranav Mahajan Feb 8 '13 at 8:54

press ctrl+alt+t to open the terminal

copy and paste this and press enter

sudo dpkg --configure -a && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
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did it found this dpkg: error: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/updates/0026' near line 0: newline in field name `#padding' – Pranav Mahajan Dec 31 '12 at 8:51

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