View Full Version : [ubuntu] Error Occurs when starting Synaptic

November 4th, 2008, 02:35 AM
I recently installed Ubuntu 8.10 via Wubi; the installation was flawless and I installed extras such as compizconfig, emerald, and the restricted ubuntu extras. For some reason, I am now unable to start Synaptic. I get the following error:

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

November 4th, 2008, 02:36 AM
Open a terminal and enter this command

sudo dpkg --configure -a

November 4th, 2008, 02:40 AM
Ok sorry for the trouble. I fixed the problem by running

sudo dpkg --configure -a
and then updating the apt
sudo apt-get update)

Thanks anyway!

EDIT: Thanks tuxxy, I was writing this post before I saw yours. Either way, your advice would have worked!