View Full Version : [ubuntu] Error when installing new progs or updates?

January 17th, 2009, 05:53 AM
Hello all,

I am getting the following error whenever I try to install new sw or when I try to install the "available" updates.

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

I even tried to do this, however when I go to the terminal and run the suggested command, it tells me that "dpkg: requested operation requires superuser privilege" ... and my understanding is that this is not possible with Ubuntu.

Any suggestions would be great.


Tim Sharitt
January 17th, 2009, 06:08 AM
Run with sudo

sudo dpkg --configure -a