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Old 12-03-2008, 08:58 PM   #1
bcjohnson
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Error message when I try to unistall anything


When I try remove a program I get the following error:

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

When I try to run the command given I get:

brian@ubuntu:~$ dpkg --configure -a
dpkg: requested operation requires superuser privilege

in the user priviliges screen all boxes are checked. Help!


Note I get the same error when I try to open the Synaptic pack manager.

Im running Ubuntu 8.10

Found the answer-- add sudo to the front of the command--- sudo dpkg --configure -a

Last edited by bcjohnson; 12-03-2008 at 09:26 PM. Reason: found my answer
 
Old 12-03-2008, 11:13 PM   #2
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When running anything that is administrative you must use the sudo command to elevate your privileges. just for future reference.
 
  


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