View Full Version : [ubuntu] dpkg stuck in loop (i cant kill it)

December 11th, 2008, 08:01 PM
hi when i try to open synaptic i get this error

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

when i run dpkg --configure -a it starts this sequence

Setting up pacpl (4.0.0-1) ...
CPAN: Storable loaded ok
CPAN: LWP::UserAgent loaded ok
Fetching with LWP:

after a period of time i get this error

LWP failed with code[500] message[LWP:rotocol::MyFTP: connect: timeout]
Fetching with Net::FTP:

then it starts over looking for the same file again

when i open the system process i cannot find a package manager running
i have tryed rebooting

how do i stop dpkg from constantly looking for the file and how to i purge the installation of the program so that i can try again?
how to i cleanse this installation of the program so i can try again

December 11th, 2008, 08:34 PM
What were you installing and how were you installing it ?

December 11th, 2008, 08:46 PM
Don't know where you found this pacpl package, but try

sudo dpkg -r pacpl

then try running your

dpkg --configure -a

December 11th, 2008, 09:13 PM
i was installing pacpl (pearl audio converter)

i was installing it as a .deb file through Gdeb package installer

December 11th, 2008, 09:15 PM
Don't know where you found this pacpl package, but try

sudo dpkg -r pacpl

Thanks that did the trick

i will remember that code ):P