Synaptic pakketbeheer

Asked by Vincent023 on 2009-02-22

I can not open synaptic pakketbeheer

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

How and where must i write...
sudo dpkg --configure -a

Please can you write the answer in Dutch


Update: Inmiddels heb ik mijn terminalvenster gevonden
Update: vincent@vincent-desktop:~$ dpkg --configure -a
dpkg: deze bewerking kan alleen uitgevoerd worden door de beheerder
'het lijkt dus te werken, maar het terminalvenster ziet mij niet als beheerder...hoe los ik dit op ?'

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Dariel Dato-on (odd-rationale) said : #1

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 if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see .

Vincent023 (postvak023) said : #2

I found the answer:

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.

Vincent023 (postvak023) said : #3

Synaptic pakketbeheer werkt nu weer :-)

It works again :-)

Tom (tom6) said : #4

Brilliant, nicely fixed :)

Thanks for posting the answer in here too. That should help other people with a similar problem in the future

Thanks and regards from
Tom :)