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    Question Update Cache File Corrupt

    Hello,

    Lately I have been getting an error message when updating Intrepid.

    I get a pop up message box with something to the effect that the package cache file is corrupted.

    Can this be fixed in any way?

    Thank you
    Laurent

    Ubuntu 8.10

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    Re: Update Cache File Corrupt

    Unlike windows, error messages are there for a reason in Ubu. Post them verbatim when possible. It helps us help you.
    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeebuntu user!
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    chown -R us base

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    Re: Update Cache File Corrupt

    Thank you handydan918,

    I tried to copy the text of the message (Ctrl+C) but that did not work. ext time this happens (i.e. next update) I will write it down and post it here.
    Laurent

    Ubuntu 8.10

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    Question Re: Update Cache File Corrupt

    Hello again,

    I am back with the full details about the error message. The attached image show the message box. Part of the text is in French, here is a liberal translation:

    E: the package cache file is corrupt
    E: cache -> open() failed, please report

    Is this a problem with my PC or a problem with the repositories?

    Thanks
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    Laurent

    Ubuntu 8.10

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    Re: Update Cache File Corrupt

    I am facing this same problem with Ubu I.I. 8.10

    Can someone please tell me if I can fix this error in my system, and how to do so? I got this error message when I tried to load the 'kernel.us' repository.

    (The Red and White Negative Symbol)
    - An Error Occurred
    The following details are provided:

    E: The package cache file is corrupted

    E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

    Code input (as above suggestion) resulted in this:

    sol@sol-desktop:~$ chown -R us base
    chown: invalid user: `us'

    The 'ubuntu.rocks.org' repo would not load at all due to unresolved dependencies with Main Mirror US. I have no troubles loading the Main Mirror for the United States. What did I do to break it?? Main Mirror acts like nothing is broken! Fix??
    Thx in advance.
    Last edited by lotusalive; February 7th, 2009 at 10:29 AM. Reason: tried above code input with this result

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    Re: Update Cache File Corrupt

    Quote Originally Posted by lduplantie View Post
    Hello again,

    I am back with the full details about the error message. The attached image show the message box. Part of the text is in French, here is a liberal translation:

    E: the package cache file is corrupt
    E: cache -> open() failed, please report

    Is this a problem with my PC or a problem with the repositories?

    Thanks
    Hi,
    Run : apt-config dump|grep Update

    on my jauty system it pointed to packagekit,
    sudo apt-get remove packagekit
    solved my problem, but you may have something else.. good luck!

    Wilco

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    Smile Re: Update Cache File Corrupt

    Thank you, Roosje- removing packagekit fixed the problem on my intrepid box.

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