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Old 02-18-2008, 03:27 PM   #1
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Unhappy Some sort of cache->open() Problem...

Bascially, I can't remove any porgrams from my Linux (Ubuntu) because whenever I try I get this message:

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

Same thing happens when I try and use the update manager.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-18-2008, 05:11 PM   #2
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Have you tried other tools such as apt-get remove <filename> or Synaptic?
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dpkg --configure -a

Did you run this command?
Old 02-20-2008, 10:36 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by bigrigdriver
Have you tried other tools such as apt-get remove <filename> or Synaptic?
To that I got this:

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13 Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

Originally Posted by Emerson
dpkg --configure -a

Did you run this command?
To that I got this:

dpkg: requested operation requires superuser privilege
Don't mean to sound difficult at all. The help is still appreciated. Anymore? :/

-Gel. <33

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