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mary.ydm
November 15th, 2009, 07:44 PM
I am trying to update my software using update manager however I get the message:

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


When I try to run dpkg --configure -a in terminal I get the following message dpkg: requested operation requires superuser privilege

I have no idea what this means as I am the only registered user on this computer - Help???

howefield
November 15th, 2009, 07:46 PM
When I try to run dpkg --configure -a in terminal I get the following message dpkg: requested operation requires superuser privilege

Precede the command with sudo.

Then type your password when prompted and press enter.

sisco311
November 15th, 2009, 07:50 PM
Open a terminal
(Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal)

copy and paste this command in the terminal window:

sudo dpkg --configure -a
press Enter, type your password and press enter again.

NOTE: There is no visual feedback when you enter your password.

ectomorph
November 15th, 2009, 07:55 PM
A good little article on sudo..

http://aplawrence.com/Basics/sudo.html

:D