I have an amazon micro instance which runs one or two things for me. The config is minimal, it mainly acts as a host for a java application and couchdb.

I tried to install curl today and got this message:

sudo apt-get install curl
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.

So I ran the command using sudo:

sudo dpkg --configure -a
Setting up openjdk-6-jre-headless (6b20-1.9.1-1ubuntu3) ...

and it's been hanging there for a looooooong time. Top reports that a java process is using just about all of my CPU. Any ideas what this problem is and how I can fix it? Any ideas on what caused the issue?


You're running into bug 634487.

The work arounds are:

  • use x86_64 instance type
  • stop instance, start as m1.small, dpkg --configure -a, stop, start as t1.micro
  • I'm not really sure how to start the instance 'as' an m1.small. Can you do that with the web console? Nov 29 '10 at 7:50

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