synaptic program installer ceased to function

Asked by Thor on 2008-01-31

Binary package hint: gnome-utils

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

I am a newbe to ubuntu 7.10......following error report appeared after failure of activating synaptic program installer....unfamiliar on how to run dpkg to correct the problem

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Jan 31 03:17:09 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-system-log
Package: gnome-utils
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdline: gnome-system-log
ProcCwd: /home/thor
SourcePackage: gnome-utils
Uname: Linux thor-desktop 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Tue Dec 18 08:02:57 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

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Thor (thoer-l) said : #1
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) said : #2

Thank you for your comments. This does not appear to be a bug report and we are closing it. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise your question in the support tracker. https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu

williamts99 (williamts99) said : #3

dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.

Open a terminal, Applications>Accessories>Terminal and enter the command:

sudo dpkg --configure -a

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