Add/Remove programs doesn't work

Asked by runner 104 on 2008-06-20

When I want to Install or Uninstall it says when I click apply "E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report."So decided to report it.

Nick Ellery (nick.ellery) said : #1

Thanks for your report. Fortunately, this is not a bug and can be fixed through some simple troubleshooting. I'm converting this to a question so you can get quick answers to address your issue.

Nick Ellery (nick.ellery) said : #2

Nick Ellery suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #52: “'dpkg --configure -a' problem when trying to run Synaptic”.

Best Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #3


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.


Bhavani Shankar.

runner 104 (flyingeagle413) said : #4

I did as she suggested and the add/remove programs worked.