No able to run a synaptic package manager

Asked by rajsh on 2011-02-09

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

This problem is occurred while updating the Ubuntu and power cut while installing the update so please provide best solution so that i can install the related software.

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Manfred Hampl
Solved:
2011-02-09
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2011-02-09
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2011-02-09
Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

Please do as the error message tells.

Open a terminal (via "Applications->Accessories->Terminal") and enter the command
sudo dpkg --configure -a
This will ask for your password, When you enter the password you will not see any feedback (no * characters etc).

When this command has finished, try synaptic again.

If the error message comes up again, please follow the steps as describend in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PackageManagerTroubleshootingProcedure

rajsh (algebraj-y) said : #2

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.

rajsh (algebraj-y) said : #3

Thanks for your fast and good solution.