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Old 07-30-2008, 09:16 AM   #1
UbuntuLinux4Life
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Unhappy Error dpkg was interrupted


hello i am new to linux and i have this error

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

how do i fix this and what does it mean?
many thanks
 
Old 07-30-2008, 09:30 AM   #2
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Did you run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem, as suggested? Also, it would be useful to know what command triggered this error.
 
Old 07-30-2008, 09:33 AM   #3
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it means you need to run the command the error message told you to run.. did you run it ?

it's telling you that an install was interrupted or failed and there are packages that were partially installed and still need to be configured before you can install anything else.


Open a shell, su- to root and run the command.

dpkg --configure -a



man dpkg
Quote:
--configure package...|-a|--pending
Reconfigure an unpacked package. If -a or --pending is given instead of package, all unpacked but unconfigured packages are configured.
 
  


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