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Old 11-01-2014, 10:18 AM   #1
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Error Message when running 'Update Manager'


Hi everyone,
I am a complete novice at this and to Linux Mint, so please be nice and patient, thanks.

I noticed that update manager was stating that there were some updates for my system, and so clicked on the icon. It opened okay and listed the items that had updates to install. I duly clicked on the 'Install Updates' button, authenticated it and it merrily went on it's way to install them, but then threw up the following message:

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

Firstly, what does this mean?
And secondly, How do I resolve it?

Any advice, resolution gratefully accepted.
Many Thanks everyone.
 
Old 11-01-2014, 11:29 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!
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Firstly, what does this mean?
It means that the package manager dpkg was interrupted at some point, before it had finished.
Quote:
And secondly, How do I resolve it?
You run dpkg --configure -a

So, open a terminal and type:
Code:
sudo dpkg --configure -a
Something will happen. If further error messages, post them here.
Otherwise continue with
Code:
sudo apt-get upgrade
 
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:28 PM   #3
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If that doesn't work, try running

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apt-get clean
Then let us know what happens.
 
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:07 AM   #4
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Tredegar,
Thank you so much, this worked a treat, or as far as I know it has being a Newbie, everything looks and works okay.
Many Thanks for your advice and wisdom.

Kind regards
Bruk
 
Old 11-02-2014, 07:10 AM   #5
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Frankbell,
Thank you for your response I never actually needed, or I don't think I do at the moment. Anyway, Thank you for you efforts on my part.

Kind regards
Bruk
 
Old 11-02-2014, 08:05 PM   #6
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I'm glad it's working.
 
  


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