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January 2nd, 2009, 08:41 PM
I have installed Xubuntu on my laptop. Update Manager tells me there are 101 updates available but when I try to load them or check them I get an error message:

An error occured:

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.


Needless to say I have no idea what this means or what I can do to remedy the situation. Can anyone help me?


January 2nd, 2009, 08:45 PM
Go to the terminal and copy and paste this commands in

sudo dpkg --configure -a
Will fix your issue

This can happen when the computer is turned off during a update

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
This will install all updates available

January 3rd, 2009, 12:04 AM
Thanks very much. It indeed worked very well!

That was great!

January 4th, 2009, 03:32 AM
I was getting the same prob because it crashed during an up date... but I didn't know there was a command! So i just thought I had to reinstall. Thanks now i know i don't have to reinstall next time it happens! :D

January 4th, 2009, 03:37 AM
This is how i did it.

sudo apt-get update

Oddly i had to restart the computer and the second time it worked.