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    error message: E: dpkg was interrupted,

    Hi,
    I am just starting with ubuntu Hardy. It says there are 84 updates available, so i try to install them. When i try to install them i get this error message: E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
    E: _cache->open() failed, please report


    I tried opening terminal and running this, but it says "dpkg requires superuser privilege. I dont now what this means, and can not figue out where to go from here.

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    Re: error message: E: dpkg was interrupted,

    Prefix the command with sudo:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
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    Re: error message: E: dpkg was interrupted,

    Quote Originally Posted by rm2011 View Post
    Hi,
    I am just starting with ubuntu Hardy. It says there are 84 updates available, so i try to install them. When i try to install them i get this error message: E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
    E: _cache->open() failed, please report


    I tried opening terminal and running this, but it says "dpkg requires superuser privilege. I dont now what this means, and can not figue out where to go from here.
    Do in terminal
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
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    Re: error message: E: dpkg was interrupted,

    What you need to do in terminal is use
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    in terminal. While you're at it use
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install -f
    to repair any damaged packages as well as
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
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    Re: error message: E: dpkg was interrupted,

    Or, instead of typing the command, you can also copy and paste it.

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