up-to-date manger

Asked by lo svizzzero

i'm new in ubuntu and linux..
i try to kepp the computer up-to-date, but when I run the update manger en error occured
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
I open the therminal but another error occured, th system says that I need to be su to run the command
someone could help me
thank you

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

Please open a terminal and type:

sudo dpkg --configure -a

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

Then to dress pending packages please type:

sudo apt-get install -f

Then retry to update and/or to install desired package

Hope this helps

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Vojtěch Trefný (vojtech.trefny) said :

Vojtěch Trefný suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #52: “Can't install new software and updates”.

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