update manager error

Asked by Tom

When I click on "install updates" in the update manager this is the error I get. Any help appreciated.

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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Joker Wild (lajjr-deactivatedaccount) said :


Hello I see your problem. What was the last thing you installed didn't configure open a terminal type.
sudo dpkg --configure -a

if something requires something special it will prompt it usually completes quietly.

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Joker Wild (lajjr-deactivatedaccount) said :

on the same terminal if all went well do and update it will hang a bit but will complete then your done...
sudo apt-get update

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Best Joker Wild (lajjr-deactivatedaccount) said :

if you get a configure popup paste the contents here please..

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Tom (jhallfolkart) said :

sudo apt-get update down loaded something and the download icon at the top is gone. I assume this worked. It just usually does it all automatically when I click on install when updates are available. Thanks.


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suman (kumarhack) said :

In terminal, try
sudo apt-get check
sudo apt-get update
if this doesn't work then try this
cd /var/lib/dpkg
sudo mv status status-bad
sudo cp status-old status
sudo apt-get update