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Old 12-21-2008, 07:36 PM   #1
GoodLukeing
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Update manager doesn't work, now I must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' ??


Well as all the updates were downloading/installing I happened to have a blackout. When I got power back and turned linux back on my update manager says this:

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

Does anyone know how I would go about that, thanks help appreciated.

I got linux 3 days ago and it was the Ubuntu 8.10 and I installed it using wubi. Almost forgot about that bit.
 
Old 12-21-2008, 08:02 PM   #2
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Applications > Accessories > Terminal
enter sudo dpkg --configure -a into the terminal and press ENTER
 
Old 12-21-2008, 08:08 PM   #3
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Oh cool it seems to be doing stuff, that's good, thanks. So seeing as I am a newbie to linux, what does sudo actually do.
 
Old 12-21-2008, 08:09 PM   #4
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Applications > Accessories > Terminal
enter sudo dpkg --configure -a into the terminal and press ENTER
What he said.
 
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:10 PM   #5
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Oh cool it seems to be doing stuff, that's good, thanks. So seeing as I am a newbie to linux, what does sudo actually do.
Sudo will temporarily give your commands 'root' authority. 'Root' is the super user or 'GOD' of your system..lol
 
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