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Thread: dpkg was interupted - Help please!

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    dpkg was interupted - Help please!

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

    This is what happens when I try to use Update Manager and when I try to add programs to my system.

    I am not a super user, nor an advanced user, so be kind when explaining how I go about fixing this problem please, and remember that if you help me with this it is learning on my behalf and isn't that how we all learn?

    smoky

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    Re: dpkg was interupted - Help please!

    Open a terminal window and start typing..
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    enter your password when asked.

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    Re: dpkg was interupted - Help please!

    Hi Kellemes

    Thanks for that, it fixed one problem, now it brings up another:

    You have 5 broken packages on your system!

    Use the "Broken" filter to locate them.


    I hope your patient and don't mind sorting through this mess. I have two systems with Ubuntu on them, one is Edubuntu and this with Ubuntu 8.04 (this one is having problems but Edu is fine).

    Cheers

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    Re: dpkg was interupted - Help please!

    Again from a terminal window..
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install -f

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