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Old 11-12-2011, 08:56 AM   #1
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Trying to download updates and getting error message


To suggest that I am newbie would be an understatement. I now have 29 updates to install. I get the following message when I try to download

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

This might as well be written in classical Greek. Can anyone help?

HJD
 
Old 11-12-2011, 09:02 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ

As said by the error message
Run
Code:
dpkg --configure -a
Then rerun
Code:
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
Kind regards

Last edited by repo; 11-12-2011 at 09:03 AM.
 
Old 11-12-2011, 09:14 AM   #3
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Many thanks for your quick reply. As I said, I am a complete newbie and have no idea of where to start
 
Old 11-12-2011, 09:37 AM   #4
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Open a terminal, become root using su, and execute the commands given.

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