Re: package won't configure, stuck in queue
On Wed 30 May 2018 at 09:24:44 (-0500), Charles Zeitler wrote:
> recently synaptic pulled in initramfs-tools, as a dependency.
> it froze before fully configured, and i killed apt.
> now I get the message to do "sudo dpkg --configure -a"
> whenever i use apt/synaptic.
> when I try "sudo dpkg --configure -a", however, it also freezes before
> finishing configuration.
> is there some way to remove initramfs-tools from the queue?
You could look at dpkg -l or apt-get check
and see whether the problem lies with just the one package.
If there are several, you could try dpkg --configure
one by one rather than en masse.
You could try reinstalling initramfs-tools with dpkg -i
(might need force as it's partly done).
One of the configuration steps is update-initramfs -u
so it might be worth checking if there's a damaged
initrd.img that's causing it to stall.