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.

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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