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Old 02-10-2010, 09:36 PM   #1
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computer not working right


Its says E: dpkg was interrupted, you must run `sudo dpkg-- configure-a'to correct the problem. E:_ cache-> open() failed please report. But it doesn't tell me where to run the command or what to look under.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 09:56 PM   #2
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Open up a terminal (will be in Applications->Accessories or System or something like that), which will give you a way to enter commands.

Type in the command (use return at the end):
Code:
sudo dpkg --configure -a
This will attempt to configure any packages that were only partly installed when the last install was interrupted.

It may produce an error (ie, the error could be the reason why the install failed partway). If it does, post the error in a reply.

To exit the terminal window, type exit or just click on the close window.

It would also be helpful to know which Linux distro you are using.

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Old 02-11-2010, 12:12 AM   #3
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It says command not found
 
Old 02-11-2010, 12:17 AM   #4
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Is dpkg in your path? try running
Code:
whereis dpkg
Say it says its in /usr/bin, then try
Code:
sudo /usr/bin/dpkg --configure -a
of course replacing my /usr/bin with wherever your whereis command says dpkg is located.

Hope this helps
 
Old 02-11-2010, 01:19 AM   #5
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It may be you don't have sudo installed (depends on the distro). If not, then either open a root terminal (if there is one in your menu), or just type the command 'su' in the normal terminal. It will ask you for the root (admin) password. Then you will be able to run dpkg directly:
Code:
su
dpkg --configure -a
 
Old 02-11-2010, 11:04 AM   #6
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where can i find the usr bin & what termina do i put the code in
 
Old 02-11-2010, 11:10 AM   #7
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you should be able to run these commands in any terminal window. And /usr/bin was just a guess, I don't use ubuntu, so I am not sure exactly where it puts things. Open a terminal window, and try neonsignals way, it would probably be the quickest.
 
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Tried that to it said the same thing command not found is their any way i can change to another system if not thanks for trying to help have a good day.
 
Old 02-11-2010, 12:12 PM   #9
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if you open a terminal and type simply:
Code:
su
Does it say command not found for just that?

Thanks
 
Old 02-11-2010, 12:17 PM   #10
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I am assuming that you have ubuntu, and you have apt-get installed? If dpkg is truly not installed, or got corrupt in some form, try:
Code:
sudo apt-get update
then
sudo apt-get install dpkg
or
sudo apt-get install --reinstall dpkg
 
Old 02-11-2010, 04:31 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DragonM15 View Post
I am assuming that you have ubuntu, and you have apt-get installed? If dpkg is truly not installed, or got corrupt in some form, try:
Code:
sudo apt-get update
then
sudo apt-get install dpkg
or
sudo apt-get install --reinstall dpkg
Just out of curiosity, don't you need dpkg working to use apt-get?
 
Old 02-12-2010, 12:36 AM   #12
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The willingness to learn goes unseen because people these days are too smart too teach.
 
Old 02-12-2010, 02:55 AM   #13
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Just out of curiosity, don't you need dpkg working to use apt-get?
Well, now that you mention it, that does make perfect sense. Don't mind me as I go and hide in my Slackware corner with my slackpkg and pkgtools

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Old 02-13-2010, 10:18 AM   #14
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It says invalid operation install reinstall
 
Old 02-13-2010, 10:23 AM   #15
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For su it says authentication failure
 
  


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