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

Asked by parchezian on 2010-01-21

Getting this error while intalling packages in Add/Remove applications:
 so i tried following command suggested by many people...

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
$ sudo dpkg --configure -a

While running the " sudo dpkg --configure -a" in terminal it outputs :"dpkg: failed to write status record about `prosper' to `/var/lib/dpkg/status': No space left on device"......... i dono excatly might be memory space problem ? What to do now?

Plz anyone help me..

Regards,
Parchezian......

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Soul-Sing (soulzing) said : #1

pleaese run a df -h in the terminal, prop. are out of disk space. post the outcome here.

Soul-Sing (soulzing) said : #2

or a sudo fdisk -l
you could make some space by: sudo apt-get clean and sudo autoremove

parchezian (rap-ivak) said : #3

>>On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 3:27 PM, leoquant <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #98173 on dpkg in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dpkg/+question/98173
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> >>leoquant proposed the following answer:
> pleaese run a df -h in the terminal, prop. are out of disk space. post
> the outcome here.
>
> yeah i run the command output here:

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda8 2.3G 2.3G 0 100% /
tmpfs 245M 0 245M 0% /lib/init/rw
varrun 245M 104K 244M 1% /var/run
varlock 245M 0 245M 0% /var/lock
udev 245M 156K 244M 1% /dev
tmpfs 245M 512K 244M 1% /dev/shm
lrm 245M 2.4M 242M 1%
/lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
overflow 1.0M 16K 1008K 2% /tmp

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parchezian (rap-ivak) said : #4

yeah ..... actually sudo fdisk -l this command is used to check the
partition ...
my output here... Problem not solved......

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x74de74de

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 6374 51199123+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 6375 19456 105081165 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 6375 11147 38339091 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 11474 16572 40957686 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7 16573 19456 23165698+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda8 11148 11451 2441848+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda9 11452 11473 176683+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 6:45 PM, parchezian <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #98173 on dpkg in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dpkg/+question/98173
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> You are still having a problem:
> >>On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 3:27 PM, leoquant <
> <email address hidden>> wrote:
>
> > Your question #98173 on dpkg in ubuntu changed:
> > https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dpkg/+question/98173
> >
> > Status: Open => Answered
> >
> > >>leoquant proposed the following answer:
> > pleaese run a df -h in the terminal, prop. are out of disk space.
> post
> > the outcome here.
> >
> > yeah i run the command output here:
>
> Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/sda8 2.3G 2.3G 0 100% /
> tmpfs 245M 0 245M 0% /lib/init/rw
> varrun 245M 104K 244M 1% /var/run
> varlock 245M 0 245M 0% /var/lock
> udev 245M 156K 244M 1% /dev
> tmpfs 245M 512K 244M 1% /dev/shm
> lrm 245M 2.4M 242M 1%
> /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
> overflow 1.0M 16K 1008K 2% /tmp
>
>
> Regards,
> Parchezian...
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Soul-Sing (soulzing) said : #5

Your disk is indeed 100% in use. You should at least use 4-8GB for an ubuntu install.
With the gparted live-cd, you can download the iso and burnt it, you can easily increase room on your disk,( if available)

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