unable to download updates, says do manually

Asked by nigelowen

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

The orange sun at the bottom of my screen says updates available every time i try the statement above comes up.

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Tom (tom6) said :

Marcobra is really the best one for this but in the meantime try opening a terminal console ...
Applications on the (bottom?) taskbar - Accessories - Terminal

Into the terminal/command window/console type

sudo dpkg --configure -a

and then it'll probably ask for you user password (not your Root/SuperUser one). Someone else asked exactly this question much earlier and Marcobra came up with a much better answer. If you can find that then try it and let us know how it went.

Regards from

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
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Tom (tom6) said :

If you are still having trouble with this then please post it as a new question. Only the most recent questions tend to get looked at so posting/reposting a question just before america arrives online gives the best chance of getting a good few answers.

If the problem has been resolved then please follow the link to the forum thread and mark it as Solved.

Good luck and many regards from
Tom :)

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