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Hi, I probably have the easiest question today but I just can't figure it out. I was going to update my xmbc installation and ran: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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    Easiest question today?


    Hi,

    I probably have the easiest question today but I just can't figure it out.

    I was going to update my xmbc installation and ran:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade

    Everything runs fine until It find a difference in a file
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    Configuration file `/etc/lsb-release'
     ==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation.
     ==> Package distributor has shipped an updated version.
       What would you like to do about it ?  Your options are:
        Y or I  : install the package maintainer's version
        N or O  : keep your currently-installed version
          D     : show the differences between the versions
          Z     : background this process to examine the situation
     The default action is to keep your current version.
    *** lsb-release (Y/I/N/O/D/Z) [default=N] ?
    I hit D to see the differences and it list then ending with (END). Now I can't proceed. I've tried everything (except the correct step I guess). Ctrl-Z gets me out and fg back in but I still can't move on.

    So, quite simply, after doing fg to get back in, what to I hit to proceed after the file listing?

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    You probably need to hit q
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    Thanks, but done that to no avail.

    Ctrl-Z, Ctrl-Z, Ctrl-K, Ctrl-Q, q, :q, :q!, Esc, space, enter, exit.. jsut a few of my tries.

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    Dunno then, they're pretty much all the ones I would have tried, but also x. I would be worried that Ctrl + C would end the entire upgrade. Found nothing on Google about this. How about Alt +q. Alt + x etc?
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    Not working either, none of them. But thanks for helping me think.

    I wonder if I can simply reboot the machine and upgrade again or if I risk screwing everything up since it has done some work already.
    Code:
    Fetched 149MB in 32s (4,622kB/s)
    Extracting templates from packages: 100%
    Preconfiguring packages ...
    (Reading database ... 80443 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace libpam-modules 1.1.1-2ubuntu5 (using .../libpam-modules_1.1                                   .1-2ubuntu5.3_i386.deb) ...
    Unpacking replacement libpam-modules ...
    Setting up libpam-modules (1.1.1-2ubuntu5.3) ...
    
    (Reading database ... 80443 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace base-files 5.0.0ubuntu20.10.04.2 (using .../base-files_5.0.                                   0ubuntu20.10.04.3_i386.deb) ...
    Unpacking replacement base-files ...
    Setting up base-files (5.0.0ubuntu20.10.04.3) ...
    Installing new version of config file /etc/issue ...
    Installing new version of config file /etc/issue.net ...
    
    Configuration file `/etc/lsb-release'
     ==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation.
     ==> Package distributor has shipped an updated version.
       What would you like to do about it ?  Your options are:
        Y or I  : install the package maintainer's version
        N or O  : keep your currently-installed version
          D     : show the differences between the versions
          Z     : background this process to examine the situation
     The default action is to keep your current version.
    *** lsb-release (Y/I/N/O/D/Z) [default=N] ? D

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    OK, I've found some things of the net that indicate that it is definitely q (lower case ond only q) to exit the diff viewer. [Solved] Updated to Testing (Page 1) - Help & Support (Stable) - CrunchBang Linux Forums
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    Thanks. It does seem pretty straightforward.

    But it won't work... I wonder if it has something to do with me pressing Ctrl-Z to drop out. If fg doesn't return me to the expected place or something.

    I guess I'm left with rebooting and hoping. Thanks for the help though.

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    For anyone else in this situation here is what I did:
    1. Kill process (sudo ps-a, then kill [process#])
    2. Reboot
    3. When I try to run sudo apt-get upgrade again it tells me "E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem."
    4. Run command above and it starts of where I got stuck so I can pick "N" instead of D.
    5. Nothing more happens but now I can run sudo apt-get upgrade with no problem and finish my upgrade.
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    Thanks for showing how you fixed it.
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    Glad it wasn't borked and thanks for sharing the solution
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