synaptic package manger

Asked by shortee

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

what is does this mean?
and in the update manager
software is broken it is impossible to install or remove any software. please use the manger synaptic or run sudo apt-get install- f in a
terminal to fix this issue at first

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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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Vojtěch Trefný (vojtech.trefny) said :

To solve your problem just open terminal (Applications→Accesories→Terminal) and type "sudo dpkg --configure -a" (without quotation marks).

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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :


To correct this problem just open Terminal (Applications → Accessories → 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 it helps

Bhavani Shankar.

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