my synaptic package manager does not work

Asked by macomrades on 2008-03-11

each time i attempt to install, i get the following:
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

and if i run 'dpkg --configure -a' it says:
musa@ABU:~$ dpkg --configure -a
dpkg: requested operation requires superuser privilege
musa@ABU:~$

Manoj (salianmanoj007) said : #1

Type in the terminal : sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libvte.so.9 /usr/lib/libvte.so.4

From ubuntu forum thread -> http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=238668

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

Just open terminal and use "sudo dpkg --configure -a" (without quotation marks).

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