problem with add/remove

Asked by daneil on 2009-07-15

wen i want to download something i got to add and remove but wen i want to download it tell me ther a error it say E: dpkg was interrupted,you must manually run 'dpkg - - configure -a' to correct the problem.
E:_cache->open()failed,please report.
i dont now wat to do and i dont now what is means plzz help it a ubuntus linux mini laptop

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AtomCell (shelhatem) said : #1

open a terminal window
run this command
sudo dpkg - - configure -a
it should ask you about a password
write your own one.
Kind regards

i dont now wat u are saying i got lost on sudo dpkg

Rob Frerejean (hffrerejean) said : #3

Just hit the buttons ALT and F2.

Type in the command sudo dpkg - - configure -a

Tick Run in terminal.

Then Run.

Give your password and your finished.

Now you can try to add your software again.

Best AtomCell (shelhatem) said : #4

goto application> accesories > terminal
copy and past this:
sudo dpkg --configure -a
if he ask you about a root password or your password put your own one. (the password used for login)
Kind regards

Tom (tom6) said : #5

Hi :)

There are many ways to get to a command-line to type this in. Alt F2 is a good one but my favourite is to go up to the top taskbar and click on

Applications - Accessories - Terminal

and then into the terminal/command window/console type in (or copy&paste with the mouse (^v doesn't work))

sudo dpkg --configure -a

it asks for your normal user password, not your SuperUser/Root one. Note there is a space after "sudo", another space after "dpkg" and another after "configure". Hopefully the way i have spaced out this answer makes it clearer but really i'm just repeating what everyone else is saying.

I hope this helps!
Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

Vihar (vmankov) said : #7

Ctrl+Shift+V works in terminal like the Paste command from the mouse.

Thanks AtomCell, that solved my question.

Tom (tom6) said : #9

Congrats :)) Nicely done :)
Good luck and regards from
Tom :)