Synaptic Update Manager not working

Asked by Crystal Roller on 2008-08-15

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

 Ubuntu 8.04 - the Hardy Heron

Trying it out, may have messed up something while in terminal with the .lib files?

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Aug 14 14:40:46 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-terminal
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: gnome-terminal 2.22.1-0ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: i386
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: gnome-terminal
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-19-generic i686

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This question was originally filed as bug #258061.

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Crystal Roller (crystal-roller) said :
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bgould (ben-bgould) said :
#2

I just updated my system via update manager and am experiencing the same issue when I run Synaptic Package Manager. Not really sure what to attach that would be relevant...

uname -a = Linux bgould-laptop 2.6.24-19-generic #1 SMP Wed Jun 18 14:15:37 UTC 2008 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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Marlon Cisternas Milla (mcisternas-deactivatedaccount) said :
#3

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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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
#4

Open a Terminal from the menu Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type:

sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get clean all
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get clean all

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.

hoep this helps

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Christoph Langner (chrissss) said :
#5

Yout should do what the system is telling you:

$ sudo dpkg --configure -a

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Crystal Roller (crystal-roller) said :
#6

Marcobra, thank you. 'sudo apt-get update' gave me this message:

"W: GPG error: http://packages.medibuntu.org hardy Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 2EBC26B60C5A2783
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems"

All the other commands worked correctly, even the sun java portion.

Any suggestions on the get update?

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Best marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
#7

I think you need to download the gpg key for medibuntu

Open a Terminal from the menu Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type:

sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Hope this helps

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Crystal Roller (crystal-roller) said :
#8

Thanks marcobra, that solved my question.

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Crystal Roller (crystal-roller) said :
#9

I appreciate it!