updates failed.

Asked by Paul Priest on 2008-06-10

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

Tried but got this response

dpkg: requested operation requires superuser privilege

This is a new instalation of 8.04 from CD and the first attempt at an update download.

Daedalus (osd-daedalus) said : #1

already tried 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' ?

Mike (bild85) said : #2

Please restart Firefox. Too bad the error message is so ugly!

Dereck Wonnacott (dereck) said : #3

Please attach the output of sudo dpkg --configure -a

Thanks for reporting, but this is not a real bug, so I'm converting this to question...

Vojtěch Trefný suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #52: “'dpkg --configure -a' problem when trying to run Synaptic”.

Paul Priest (pauljudy68) said : #6

Thanks Vojtěch Trefný, that solved my question.