E:dpkg was interrupted

Asked by Jorje on 2008-01-16

On last update I got this message " E: dpkg was interrupted , manually run dpkg--config-a'" and then, E:_cache-open() failed, please report.

I am new user of Ubuntu, what should I do?

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Best EmmaJane (emmajane) said :
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There is a potential solution for you in the forums:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=653495

Close the Add/Remove window and open a terminal and run these commands.

Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal
sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

"sudo" is a command that allows you to behave as the administrative user ("root"). In this case you are going:

dpkg --configure -a
means: reconfigure all unpacked but unconfigured packages

apt-get update
means: you will ask what the latest version is for all of your installed software

apt-get upgrade
means: you will upgrade all installed software

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Vojtěch Trefný (vojtech.trefny) said :
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" E: dpkg was interrupted , manually run dpkg--config-a'"

→ I think this is easy - just run "sudo dpkg --configure -a" in terminal...

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Jorje (gilisan) said :
#3

Thanks emmajane, that solved my question.