Recently I was trying to update Raspbian when my SSH connection failed. This meant that the update did not complete successfully. To prevent issues like this in the future I found an app called ‘screen’. More on this to follow.
The failed update meant that I couldn’t complete any further updates. When trying to run:
sudo apt-get upgrade
I would get the error:
dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
Running sudo dpkg –configure -a did not correct the problem and caused the SSH connection to time out. The solution was to flush dpkg with the command below:
sudo rm *
This removed all ‘bad’ items. Running the
apt-get update and
apt-get upgrade commands then worked.