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CeltWolf13
July 7th, 2008, 08:31 PM
I was trying to install java 6 through synaptic, but it froze up, so i rebooted. when i tried to run synaptic, I get this message:E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

I ran the dpkg --configure -a and i got this message:

dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of sun-java6-fonts:
sun-java6-fonts depends on sun-java6-jre (>= 6-06-0ubuntu1); however:
Package sun-java6-jre is not installed.
dpkg: error processing sun-java6-fonts (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Setting up sun-java6-doc (6-06-0ubuntu1) ...
This package is an installer package, it does not actually contain the
JDK documentation. You will need to go download one of the
archives:

jdk-6-doc.zip jdk-6-doc-ja.zip

(choose the non-update version if this is the first installation).
Please visit

http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/

now and download. The file should be owned by root.root and be copied
to /tmp.

[Press RETURN to try again, 'no' + RETURN to abort]

I had to type no after several attempts
The add or remove programs wont come up either and i get :

This is a major failure of your software management system. Please check for broken packages with synaptic, check the file permissions and correctness of the file '/etc/apt/sources.list' and reload the software information with: 'sudo apt-get update' and 'sudo apt-get install -f'.

When i run the update, i get the message:

Unable to get exclusive lock

This usually means that another package management application (like apt-get or aptitude) isalready running. Please close that application first.

I dont even have any other things up in my workspaces!!!

Please help me install java 6 AND get synaptic working again! Thanks a million.:confused:

Darkade
July 7th, 2008, 11:00 PM
There's a quick workaround, however, it may or may not work.
Just try rebooting and select to boot into recovery mode, and when asked select fix broken packages.

bumanie
July 7th, 2008, 11:27 PM
You need to run
sudo dpkg --reconfigure -a The download should start from where it was interrupted.

Darkade
July 8th, 2008, 12:22 AM
You need to run
Quote:
sudo dpkg --reconfigure -a
The download should start from where it was interrupted.




I ran the dpkg --configure -a and i got this message:




He already ran dpkg --configure -a

I think it might help running

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre

P.S: BTW I loved your sign bumanie LOL

philinux
July 8th, 2008, 12:27 AM
Although it says run dpkg --configure -a, this is a very helpful message but it must be run with root privileges.

Hence

sudo dpkg --configure -a

cariboo907
July 8th, 2008, 12:40 AM
There is more than likely a lock file in /var/lib/dpkg. Remove the lock and everything should be OK.

Jim