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package manager wont run

Postby dorkes_malorkes on Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:14 am

When i try to get updates or run the package manager, in Linux Mint 4.0 main edition, it gives me the error message saying that i have to run 'dpkg --configure -a' I have had this problem before and got it working easily. This time when i run it, it doesn't finish. i have let it run for over an hour, last time i did that it took only a couple of minutes. Is there another way of fixing this problem?

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Re: package manager wont run

Postby Husse on Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:24 am

sudo dpkg --configure -a

This did not help?
What is the exact error message?
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Re: package manager wont run

Postby dorkes_malorkes on Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:17 pm

this is the exact error message...

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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