View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] HELP!! Can't install anything !!

November 4th, 2008, 06:57 PM
I just moved from Windows to Linux Ubuntu and just installed it on my laptop. It apperently works great except for one thing...since I installed Java or whataver from synaptics, it won't let me install anything:
If I go to Add/Remove and choose a program for example eMeSeNe to install it, it says the following error message:

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

PLEASE HELP ME!! And it says the same thing whenever I go in Synaptics.

November 4th, 2008, 07:01 PM
Part of the solution is in the error message.

Open a terminal


and type at the prompt

sudo dpkg --configure -a

that should do it.

November 4th, 2008, 07:04 PM

Try this on your terminal

sudo dpkg --configure -a
and then

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade.

Good luck.

November 4th, 2008, 07:12 PM
Thank you very much for being so fast and so clear. Sorry if the question was a litte bit stupid :D
It works great now.
Thanks again.