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jonathan F
April 7th, 2009, 03:35 PM
Hi ...sorry new to this but how do I do the following to fix inability to add update?


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

April 7th, 2009, 03:38 PM
Close down the update manager. Then, open a terminal and run

Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

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

April 7th, 2009, 03:38 PM
Open a terminal (ctrl T if I remember correctly) and copy/paste
dpkg --configure -a and hit enter.

jonathan F
April 8th, 2009, 01:44 AM
Thanks....seems to have done the trick.