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September 15th, 2009, 06:09 PM
Getting "error" when updating
I have 278 updates that need to be fixed and when i go to get the updates a window pops up saying:

E: dpkg was interrunpted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem
E: cache -> open0failed, please report

Can anyone help me.?????

Thank you very much!

Artificial Intelligence
September 15th, 2009, 06:12 PM
Close the updater/Synaptic/add&Remove (important)

Open the terminal (Applications ---> Accessories ---> terminal)


sudo dpkg --configure -a

September 15th, 2009, 06:21 PM
wow!!! finally something happened.

But this is what it is saying at the bottom?

dpkg: error processing cupsys (--configure):
Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
reinstall it before attempting configuration.
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-22-generic

Artificial Intelligence
September 15th, 2009, 06:28 PM
Can you please post more of the output, so I can see which cupsys that have a hiccup?

If it is "cupsys" only. You can go to synaptic package manager, search for cupsys, right click on it and choose "Re-installation"

September 15th, 2009, 08:15 PM
Tried to update after i posted my last reply here and man it took for ever but i was able to update all 281 updates!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much. I didnt know to go to my applications tab? Again thanks a bunch!


Artificial Intelligence
September 15th, 2009, 08:33 PM
My pleasure. I'll then mark the thread solved.