Clearing from queue packages without downloading/installing them

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8 hours ago

I made the mistake of trying to install the wrong version of a program using a downloaded .deb file. It hung up partways because of unresolvable dependencies, and I had to close the shell window to abort the process. Unfortunately, this left things in a sort of weird state where that bad version is still stuck in the list of packages to be downloaded and installed. I've tried variations on sudo apt-get autoclean and sudo apt-get clean and sudo apt-get autoremove, etc. all to no avail. I've tried running sudo dpkg --configure -a, but all that does is start the download/install process for the bad version again - which hangs again, and I have to go thru and clean out (via sudo rm various lock files and partial download folders - again.

How do I clean things up so that dkpg forgets what is in the queue completely?

Added by: Ali Rempel

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