I got an error while trying to install phpmyadmin on my Raspberry Pi 3, the error message is:

dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a'

I think it's a problem related to the /var/lib folder, something went wrong and files got corrupted.

After running the command sudo dpkg -- etc... it seems everything is fine but when I try to install the package of phpmyadmin again, another error message appeared:

Error bus

1 Answer 1


Remove all the files inside /var/lib/dpkg/updates directory with the following commands:

cd /var/lib/dpkg/updates
sudo rm *

And then run this command to get the newer ones:

sudo apt-get update
  • 3
    Did you mean sudo apt-get update?
    – pim
    Aug 31, 2017 at 6:05
  • After a long run I found this answer. You saved my time and effort boss. I have been encountering this problem in my Raspberry Pi OS frequently !
    – Shamim
    Aug 19, 2020 at 17:58

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