UPDATE INSTALLATION

Asked by ANIRUDDHA on 2008-09-20

I am a very new user of UBUNTU.I have updated it fully.Now update manager is showing -one update is available and when i am attempting to install it, an error command is coming like the following-----

                    An error occured

                     The following details are provided:

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              E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
              E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
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              I think 'E:' means one my hard drives.Actually there was a hard drive named E when i had used WINDOWS.
              ---PLEASE DO REFER SOMETHING EFFECTIVE IN DETAIL -----

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2008-09-20
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2008-09-20
Best Andrew (and471) said : #1

Don't worry E: has nothing to do with your hard drives, as Linux doesn't use a naming scheme like that (it using /dev/hda1, /dev/hda2 ...)

To fix your problem, please open a Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal), and type in:

gksudo dpkg --configure -a

Press Enter, then type in your password in the little box that comes up and your problem should be fixed. If it doesn't, please paste the output of the command above, here.

ANIRUDDHA (bubinet90) said : #2

Thanks rugby471, that solved my question.