Having an error loading updates and software

Asked by Billy Wild on 2009-01-02

I'm having this issue: When I try to install something or update I get this error message:

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
I followed the directions to fix it and it still won't work. It says:command not found.

Koen (koen-beek) said : #1

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

Billy Wild (billywild1) said : #2

I already tried the and it gave me the command not found.

Koen (koen-beek) said : #3

sudo dpkg --configure -a

entered in a terminal windows give you an "command not found" error ?

could you copy/paste what you enter on the screen and what the system replies ?

Billy Wild (billywild1) said : #4

I hope this gets to you Koen.

oem@freekbox:~$ sudo dpkg--configure-a
sudo: dpkg--configure-a: command not found
oem@freekbox:~$

This is what my terminal screen looks like when I type in the sudo command.
Thanks

--- On Wed, 1/7/09, Koen Beek <email address hidden> wrote:
From: Koen Beek <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #56091]: Having an error loading updates and software
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Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 1:45 PM

Your question #56091 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/56091

    Status: Open => Answered

Koen Beek proposed the following answer:
sudo dpkg --configure -a

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could you copy/paste what you enter on the screen and what the system
replies ?

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Billy Wild (billywild1) said : #5

I hope this gets to you Koen.

oem@freekbox:~$ sudo dpkg--configure-a
sudo: dpkg--configure-a: command not found
oem@freekbox:~$

This is what my terminal screen looks like when I type in the I hope this gets to you Koen.

oem@freekbox:~$ sudo dpkg--configure-a
sudo: dpkg--configure-a: command not found
oem@freekbox:~$

This is what my terminal screen looks like when I type in the sudo command.
Thankssudo command.
Thanks

Billy take care of spaces... when you type commands:

sudo <space> dpkg <space> --configure <space> -a

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

Hope this helps

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