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    I cannot seem to get dpkg to run properly

    I've installed dpkg 1.18.4, a perfectly good version. I then ran dpkg --configure -a to get the files setup properly - it added lock, status, status-old, triggers, updates, and info (some of these are folders). Perhaps it's because I need to type sudo? But it doesn't complain in a way - I'll try that but any help appreciated, I'll udpate my thread if sudo solves the problem. Everything looks normal with the --configure, hence my quizzical-ness.

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    I now realize that it is running fine on another similar machine. It is perhaps that the --root flag was not working for some reason. On the other machine, it works well and I don't need the --root flag on it which might make it work better in case there is a bug with that flag's use with that particular dkpg 1.18.4 on the GNU architecture. I'll manage somehow. It's nice to have a the ability to install packages with dpkg so I can this thread is solved.

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