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Old 01-14-2014, 02:23 AM   #1
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Error message using update manager mint 13

Got the following message today when I tried to run updates in the manager

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

So I assumed it meant in the terminal. I then got this

arryl@darryl-OptiPlex-GX520 ~ $ sudo dpkg configure
[sudo] password for darryl:
dpkg: error: need an action option

Type dpkg --help for help about installing and deinstalling packages[*];
Use `dselect' or `aptitude' for user-friendly package management;
Type dpkg -Dhelp for a list of dpkg debug flag values;
Type dpkg --force-help for a list of forcing options;
Type dpkg-deb --help for help about manipulating *.deb files;

Options marked[*] produce a lot of output - pipe it through `less' or `more'

I did use -a at end of command as well still got same message
Old 01-14-2014, 03:16 AM   #2
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The command you ran is incorrect.

the correct syntax is

sudo dpkg --configure -a
Dont miss the "--". Those are part of syntax
Old 01-14-2014, 03:36 AM   #3
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thanks that sorted it


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