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January 17th, 2009, 03:19 AM
trying to install software on ubuntu
keep on getting the message (E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report)
What to do?

January 17th, 2009, 03:20 AM
Close whichever window that you have opened when you got that error message. Then, open a terminal and run

Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

January 17th, 2009, 03:21 AM
OK, this happens quite a bit and luckily the error message tells you what to do.

Open up a terminal, you'll find it in Applications/Accesories/Terminal and copy and paste this command:

sudo dpkg --configure -a

Enter your password when requested. That should fix it.