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z1000000
November 9th, 2008, 06:25 PM
Sorry to jump in, but I have a similar problem with updating. If I run the Update Manager, or try and download a plug in on a web page, I get this message, what can I do? I'm very new to this so please treat me as an idiot.

:confused:

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

PriceChild
November 9th, 2008, 07:29 PM
Sorry to jump in, but I have a similar problem with updating. If I run the Update Manager, or try and download a plug in on a web page, I get this message, what can I do? I'm very new to this so please treat me as an idiot.

:confused:

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
Linux includes helpful error messages which are often useful to read.

Try doing what it says by typing the following in a terminal:

sudo dpkg --configure -

z1000000
November 9th, 2008, 07:35 PM
Thanks, and sorry for writing in the wrong place.
I'll give that a go, hope it's safe as I've never used terminal before.
Thanks again

MasterSander
November 9th, 2008, 07:41 PM
Thanks, and sorry for writing in the wrong place.
I'll give that a go, hope it's safe as I've never used terminal before.
Thanks again

it's safe ;P and you'd better get used to using a terminal if you're planning on using linux. Linux --> Use your brains

z1000000
November 9th, 2008, 07:58 PM
Thanks.

I have no idea what I'm doing but I've typed it into Terminal and it's working. This is so cool! I can see this is going to be a very steep learning curve, I have so many questions, but I know the answers are all in this forum.

I am a kid with a new toy!

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