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    [SOLVED] Automatic update fails

    when i try to run the auto update system i cant get it to work i get this error message and i am a total noob, i have no idea what it means or how to fix it. i have tried to do what it says, but either i am doing it wrong or it does not work.





    An error occured

    The following details are provided:


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

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    Automatic Updates do not work

    when i try to run the auto update system i cant get it to work i get this error message and i am a total noob, i have no idea what it means or how to fix it. i have tried to do what it says, but either i am doing it wrong or it does not work.





    An error occured

    The following details are provided:


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

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    Automatic Updates Fail

    when i try to run the auto update system i cant get it to work i get this error message and i am a total noob, i have no idea what it means or how to fix it. i have tried to do what it says, but either i am doing it wrong or it does not work.





    An error occured

    The following details are provided:


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

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    Re: Automatic Updates Fail

    To fix it, run Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a

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    Re: Automatic Updates do not work

    From the terminal (Applications>>Accessories>>Terminal)
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    Post any error messages you get.

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    Re: Automatic Updates do not work

    Look here. Generally its good forum behaviour to not post multiple threads about the same issue,

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    Re: Automatic update fails

    Please try not to triple post (I know accident happen)

    But it cause confusion and duplication of effort.
    There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth...not going all the way, and not starting.
    --Prince Gautama Siddharta

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    Re: Automatic Updates do not work

    Ah was not really a triple post they were originally 3 posts in different forums that were somehow combined into one thread but thanks for the help your reply and the reply from avtoli fixed my problem it seems

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    Re: Automatic update fails

    Woot ...

    Please mark this thread as solved, it saves the time of many volunteers looking to help
    ... and users looking for solutions.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnansweredPo.../SolvedThreads
    There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth...not going all the way, and not starting.
    --Prince Gautama Siddharta

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    Re: Automatic update fails

    how do i mark it as solved?

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