on add/remove I get E:_cache-open()failed

Asked by dfitz

I added some programmes, bit torrent, java and since then system not running correctly. Tried to remove but can't what should I do.


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This question was originally filed as bug #292543.

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Marlon Cisternas Milla (mcisternas-deactivatedaccount) said :

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs .

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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :

To correct this problem just open Terminal (Applications → Accessories → Terminal) and type:
sudo dpkg --configure -a

Give your user password when requested. You will not see anything, but type it and press enter.

Then retry to update and/or to install desired package.

and please make sure that synaptic or apt-get is not running with add/remove

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