dpkg interrupted

Asked by Cecil Underwood on 2009-05-01

Binary package hint: nautilus

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

When I seek to "Install Update", the above is the error message I receive. How do I correct this error? Where do I find the "Run" command with GUI? This MiniNote w/Linux is new for me. I desire to learn it.

Thank you for your response.
Cecil Underwood
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ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: lpia
Date: Fri May 1 11:51:09 2009
DistroRelease: HP MIE (Mobile Internet Experience) 1.0
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus
Package: nautilus 1:2.22.3-0ubuntu2netbook1
PackageArchitecture: lpia
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: nautilus
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-19-lpia i686
UnreportableReason: This is not a genuine HP package

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This question was originally filed as bug #370425.

Philip Muškovac (yofel) said : #2

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#When%20not%20to%20file%20a%20bug.

Philip Muškovac (yofel) said : #3

To fix this you need to open a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Termial) and run

sudo dpkg --configure -a

in there, (please enter your password when asked)

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