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July 21st, 2009, 07:49 PM
These are the messages I get: There is another synaptic running in non-interactive mode. Please wait for it to finish first. and:E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report. Any ideas, please? thanks, Roc in America

July 21st, 2009, 08:40 PM
Make sure that Update Manager is not running; it starts all by itself in jaunty, unless you change that configuration. If it is not, have a look in System Monitor Processes tab for anything to do with synaptic or apt-get, or update, as only one front end for apt-get (or dpkg can be running at any time. Once you think that nothing else is running that shouldn't be, try the
sudo dpkg --configure -a again.

July 21st, 2009, 11:09 PM
I have this problem also but I am running 8.04. I have tried sudo dpkg--configure-a but all I get is it cannot be found, this happens with anything I type in the terminal. Thanks for any help.

July 21st, 2009, 11:16 PM
sudo dpkg--configure-a

should be

sudo dpkg --configure -a

notice the space between dpkg and -- and configure and -a