I ran into a brick wall installing wireguard on my System running Ubuntu 18.04, ever since then i can't seem to be able to install apps. I always get a prompt >E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem

i have tried running 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' but at the end it just gets stuck. i have embedded a screenshot showing the error screenshot of error

  • Try to fully uninstall wireguard: "sudo apt-get --purge remove wireguard" if the program was installed.. – Max Jun 28 '18 at 6:41
  • i have tried the command "sudo apt-get --purge remove wireguard" but i am still getting the 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' error – martinkem Jun 28 '18 at 6:56
  • ok, unfortunately it is late for me here, I will try and solve this in the morning. – Max Jun 28 '18 at 6:56
  • Welcome martinkem to askubuntu! Don't post images if they only contain terminal output. – abu_bua Jun 28 '18 at 12:04
  • @abu_bua ok, I'd take it for next time – martinkem Jun 28 '18 at 13:45

I had the same problem with Wireguard on my HP Envy. I cleared /var/lib/dpkg/updates. None of the other files/directories in dpkg held anything pertinent.

Source: DPKG Problem - Ask Ubuntu

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