I just had a power cut whilst installing updates on my laptop (which dosen't have a battery)
When i try to use update manager or synaptic now i get this message:
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
when i do sudo dpkg --configure -a this is what i get:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
dpkg: parse error, in file `/var/lib/dpkg/updates/0198' near line 1:
MSDOS EOF (^Z) in field name `
please help!!!!!!!!!!! i have nearly no idea what i'm doing in the terminal or what to do next.......