I'm new to linux(ubuntu 18.04). Clicked installed on a couple of packages on ubuntu software center, and then removed a few. I'm not sure if this is the general case, but my ubuntu put those task in queue. While the last package was being installed, which I decided wasn't a priority at the time, I cancelled the installation, and proceeded to run an apt-get installation I needed urgently. This somehow messed up the process as ubuntu supposedly uses file lockdown, and I ended up terminating apt-get instance. Rebooted, and tried running the apt-get command to install the package, but it failed, with suggestion that I should run
sudo dpkg --configure -a to correct the problem. I did, and the package was successfully installed, but the interesting part is, in-between the installation procedure, bash says Removing gnome-mines (1:3.28.0-1ubuntu1) ..., sandwiched between installation procedure. What's going on here? What exactly did
sudo dpkg --configure -a do?
Note: I did earlier click remove on gnome-mines but I terminated the job before it even started. Did it somehow end up in task queue?
Get:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 gconf-service amd64 3.2.6-4ubuntu1 [2,036 B] Fetched 62.8 MB in 8min 39s (121 kB/s) (Reading database ... 122669 files and directories currently installed.)``` Removing gnome-mines (1:3.28.0-1ubuntu1) ... Selecting previously unselected package gconf2-common. (Reading database ... 122183 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../gconf2-common_3.2.6-4ubuntu1_all.deb ... Unpacking gconf2-common (3.2.6-4ubuntu1) ... Selecting previously unselected package libgconf-2-4:amd64. Preparing to unpack .../libgconf-2-4_3.2.6-4ubuntu1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking libgconf-2-4:amd64 (3.2.6-4ubuntu1) ... Selecting previously unselected package gconf-service-backend. Preparing to unpack .../gconf-service-backend_3.2.6-4ubuntu1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking gconf-service-backend (3.2.6-4ubuntu1) ... Selecting previously unselected package gconf-service