gnome-terminal can't run dpkg --configure -a refuse to grant superuser privilege and cache->open()failed

Asked by victoria on 2009-07-24

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

Everytime I try to install updates or download any application off the ubuntu applications menu this thing pops up and says an error occured. When I try to type 'dpkg --configure -a' or 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' in a terminal it doesn't help. I'm using 8.04. version of ubuntu.every time i try to run dpkg terminal says i need to have superuser privilege to do that

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-terminal
Package: gnome-terminal 2.24.1-0ubuntu1
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-7-generic i686

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victoria (victoria13love) said :
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Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) said :

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 .

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Tom (tom6) said :

sudo it

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Tom (tom6) said :

When sudo asks for a password it wants your normal user password, not your SuperUser/Root one.

Err, i think you've already got this but just in case ... Please go up to the top taskbar and click on

Applications - Accessories - Terminal

and into the terminal/command window/console type in

sudo dpkg --configure -a

and key in your normal user password. If it gives you any output then please copy & paste that into here so we can have a look at what's going wrong.

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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