how do i manually run dpkg

Asked by dgavela on 2008-05-11

how do i do this?

error message

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
how do i manually run dpkg i just installed ubuntu 8.04

thank you

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Best Lee Glidewell (lee-glidewell) said :
#1

Open a terminal and type:
  sudo dpkg --configure -a

This is the first thing to try, as the error message says, but it will not always solve this sort of error. Please report back if this doesn't resolve things.

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berg (berg-foss) said :
#2

seems a interrupted upgrade. Sometimes, a silent update occurs for security problems.

the log already says what you need to do. but you need run it as administrator ( root) at console

1) you should open a console text ( click o menu Applications -> Accessories -> Console)

a black window should to open.

2) you execute that command as root ( always run as root only as needed. always caution). To run as root type at console:

 sudo dpkg --configure -a

3) try to run as root too:

 sudo apt-get install -f

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berg (berg-foss) said :
#3

ah , on ubuntu , the console window have white background.and not black as I said before ( item 1)

 some distros have black others have blue :)

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dgavela (dgavela) said :
#4

yes the problem is solved,thank you all

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Terry Gibbons (terrygibbons-kol) said :
#5

Thank you Terry Gibbons Auckland NZ

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Anuradha (anuradha-s13) said :
#6

i hav same problm bt cant find solution yar................

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Anuradha (anuradha-s13) said :
#7

i hav same problm bt cant find solution yar................

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
#8

@Anuradha

Please don't append a new question on a already answered or marked as solved question.
Please make new question from here: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+addquestion
you will get better chance to get right answer on a fresh tagged "open" question.
Solved or answered questions are usually not read from answering people.

Thank you