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Thread: Synaptic crashes, help please!

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    Synaptic crashes, help please!

    Hello.
    This is the problem: after typing the password and entering correctly it crashes. I can't take a screenshot (I think the os didn't recognized the keyboard entirely -it's a laptop-), but the message log is:
    "An error occurred
    The following details are provided:
    E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg -configure -a' to correct the problem.
    E:_cache->open()failed, please report."
    The thing is that when I manually type the command I get this:
    dpkg: error: unknown option -o Type dpkg --help for help about installing and deinstalling packages [*]; Use `dselect' or `aptitude' for user-friendly package management; Type dpkg -Dhelp for a list of dpkg debug flag values; Type dpkg --force-help for a list of forcing options; Type dpkg-deb --help for help about manipulating *.deb files; Options marked [*] produce a lot of output - pipe it through `less' or `more' ! I'm running on Lubuntu 12.10



    Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
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    Re: Synaptic crashes, help please!

    -a, not -o

    also you're running it with sudo, right?

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    Re: Synaptic crashes, help please!

    No, it's a different error. Type:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    Pay attention to the spaces and the double dash in front of configure. With a single dash dpkg interprets it as
    Code:
    dpkg -c -o -n -f -i -g -u -r -e -a
    which gives you an error because option -o doesn't exist.

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    Re: Synaptic crashes, help please!

    Does the Lubuntu Software Centre work?

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