received an alert when trying to update system

Asked by JamesH

I got an alert just after starting to update my system that stated that dpkg was interupted and dpkg must manually run E: 'dpkg--configure-a' and on a separate line E:_cache->open()failed, please report. What should be my actions to correct this problem?

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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :

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

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JamesH (jahmd51-wildblue) said :

This answer resulted in the system not being able to find the function --configure-a and nothing occurred to correct the problem

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Best marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

Please open a Terminal from the menu Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type:

sudo dpkg --configure -a

Then do also, to upgrade your system using command line:

sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.

Hope this helps

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JamesH (jahmd51-wildblue) said :

Thanks marcobra, that solved my question.