Synaptic Package Manger Error

Asked by Mazda Rx-7 on 2008-04-21

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

Mazda Rx-7 (fares-rifai) said : #1

I fixd the problem :)

robertwilber247 (whatiluvhome) said : #2

how did you fix the problem, I still have it, I had some desktop special effects by compis fuusion, is that the problem cause I turned them off.

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

I tried doing that many time but it keeps saying i need a jdk-6-doc.zip or jdk-6-doc-ja.zip from archives.but i'm new to this and i still cant get into my Synaptic Manager and cannot get updates. Please help!i have tryed everything.
thanks.