Apt-get blocked

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Unblock apt-get

If for one reason or another, you encounter an apt-get blocking, below is a simple way to solve this problem:

Kill the process apt-get: killall -9 apt-get
Reconfigure dpkg: dpkg --configure-a
Update apt-get:: apt-get update
Update the packages, included improper installed: apt-get upgrade

Unblock the message that must be validated

The freeze may occur due to a message to validate console. The process might not have been killed due to incomplete update or installation process. You should now process under the root and console:


View the details to get the console mode if you use the graphical mode

To select the message to validate, move with the <Tabulation> button and validate with the space bar key.
Jean-François Pillou

Jean-François Pillou - Founder of CCM
Better known as Jeff, Jean-François Pillou is the founder of CommentCaMarche.net. He is also CEO of CCM Benchmark and digital director at the Figaro Group.

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