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  1. #1
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    Angry Ubuntu thinks another package manger is open.

    I have repeatedly tried installing frostwire and/or limewire .deb files. They hang and after closing and restarting and attempting to retry. I get the error "Only one software management tool is allowed to run at a time" Of course trying to install the package file was the first thing I did after restarting. So I am sure there is not another open. When i try top open synaptic package manager. I get the error "E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
    E: _cache->open() failed, please report."

  2. #2
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    Re: Ubuntu thinks another package manger is open.

    Open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and enter

    sudo dpkg --configure -a

    Enter your password at the prompt, and press enter
    Last edited by cpetercarter; July 3rd, 2008 at 07:07 AM. Reason: correct the mistake, pointed out by drs305

  3. #3
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    Re: Ubuntu thinks another package manger is open.

    There is a typo in the previous post. The actual command is:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    Enter your password. You won't see it but hit enter once you've typed it.

  4. #4
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    Re: Ubuntu thinks another package manger is open.

    Sorry about the typo!

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