(solved) Problem with Synaptic Package Manager

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(solved) Problem with Synaptic Package Manager

Postby Skipy on Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:55 am

Hello! I'm a new user of Linux, a was using for a long time Win Xp, so I know very little about Linux (almost nothing) and I need help. I started Synaptic Package Manager to update software, and later I saw this error
"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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Can someone help me? I'm sure that is a stupid problem, but like I said, I don't know anything about Linux :)
Last edited by Skipy on Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:32 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Problem with Synaptic Package Manager

Postby wayne128 on Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:03 am

Skipy wrote:Hello! I'm a new user of Linux, a was using for a long time Win Xp, so I know very little about Linux (almost nothing) and I need help. I started Synaptic Package Manager to update software, and later I saw this error
"E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run '' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report."
Image

Can someone help me? I'm sure that is a stupid problem, but like I said, I don't know anything about Linux :)



This is common, nothing to be concern.

Just do what the intelligent suggestion, open a terminal and type

dpkg --configure -a

hit enter, then watch how it works out
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Re: Problem with Synaptic Package Manager

Postby Skipy on Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:17 am

What is code for login as superuser in terminal?
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Re: Problem with Synaptic Package Manager

Postby wayne128 on Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:23 am

Skipy wrote:What is code for login as superuser in terminal?


at terminal you get a $ prompt, to get into root,
type su <enter>
it asks you for password, type password <enter>
you should get into root, with a # prompt
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Re: Problem with Synaptic Package Manager

Postby Skipy on Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:31 am

Thanks a lot, problem solved! Hope that I will learn this easy thing to do in Linux :)
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