(E: dpkg was interrupted... run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a'...)

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http://askubuntu.com – I was running an upgrade with the apt-get command, and it was taking an exceptionally long time because half way through my ISP hit me in the face with their fair usage policy. After sitting outside & watching the rain for awhile my electronics regained consciousness, so I went back to complete the upgrade and my terminal scolds me with "E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem." The last bit of legible info was all this: Installing (ri/RDoc) documention for (stuff and such) ERROR: Could not find a valid gem 'watobo- (HowTos)