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Old 09-24-2008, 07:28 AM   #1
born4books
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Weird Error Message


Morning Everyone! I just wiped everything clean and installed Ubuntu 8.04. So far everything seems to work great. My only problem thus far is this... I tried going to add/remove software to add a couple programs. When they went to install I received an error message telling me

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

So I opened the terminal and tried to run the command and it tells me I have to be an administrator. I'm the only user, aren't I the administrator?? I'm not on a network or anything. Just me. It also did this when I tried to open music files. It loads the Totem player and says I need codecs. When I try to install them, I receive the same message.

Someone please help dumb and confused here!
 
Old 09-24-2008, 08:26 AM   #2
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Admin = root user on Linux. On Ubuntu I believe you'd use the sudo tool, so:

sudo dpkg --configure -a

but check the Ubuntu forums.
 
Old 09-24-2008, 08:29 AM   #3
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Add sudo before the commands you run, then enter your password.
Code:
sudo dpkg --configure -a
Damn! Have to speed up my typing!!! Beaten to it yet again!!!!

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