I tried to put some files from ubuntu c.e. into ubuntu 8.04 and now my synaptic package manager dosn'twork.

Asked by Anne Dowden on 2008-03-31

ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

When I open the synaptic package manager I get this message.

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

Please help, what should I do?

Kind regards

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Mar 31 12:08:22 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-terminal
NonfreeKernelModules: vmblock vmmemctl vmxnet
Package: gnome-terminal 2.18.2-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdline: gnome-terminal
ProcCwd: /home/anne
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
Uname: Linux anne-desktop 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Tue Feb 12 07:42:25 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

Anne Dowden (anne-dowden) said : #1

This is not a bug.
To solve your problem, just open terminal (Applications→Accesories→Terminal) and use command 'sudo dpkg --configure -a'

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

Anne Dowden (anne-dowden) said : #4

Thank you very much Vojtech Trefny the sudo command worked. Terminal told me that there was a bug but it fixed it. I will also look at the FAQ #52. Thank you again. Anne

I tried to take files from ubuntu c.e. and add them to ubuntu8.04 and noq my synaptic package manager dose not work. Please help me I'm stupid when it comes to computers!