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Having problems updating....SOLVED!!

Postby pheonix3145 on Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:25 pm

I am a very recent convert, one of those hideous windows users. Just switched over to Mint 7 about two weeks ago. Every time I try to update I get the same message ---- E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg -- configure -a' to correct the problem
E: _cache -> open() failed, please report

Only been at this a few days and would like to get this figured out, please someone walk me through how to fix this.
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Re: Having problems updating

Postby smsmith on Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:45 pm

phoenix3145 wrote:you must manually run 'sudo dpkg -- configure -a' to correct the problem

This means you need to run that command in the terminal.

Press ALT+F2. In the run box, type terminal to open a console. Then type sudo dpkg --configure -a and when prompted, enter your password. Note that there is no space between -- and configure.

I am a very recent convert, one of those hideous windows users.

I'm sorry, what? You mean to say that everyone that uses Windows is hideous? I'm not following.
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Re: Having problems updating

Postby DrHu on Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:56 pm

pheonix3145 wrote:I am a very recent convert, one of those hideous windows users. Just switched over to Mint 7 about two weeks ago. Every time I try to update I get the same message ----

How do you update, which program do you use mintupdate ?

Try..
sudo apt-get clean
sudo dpkg --configure -a

--or sudo apt-get install -f

apt-get --help, will show you the list of options avialble
    apt-get --help
    Usage: apt-get [options] command
    apt-get [options] install|remove pkg1 [pkg2 ...]
    apt-get [options] source pkg1 [pkg2 ...]
    Commands:
    update - Retrieve new lists of packages
    upgrade - Perform an upgrade
    install - Install new packages (pkg is libc6 not libc6.deb)
--you might also look at
sudo apt-get check
--look for broken packages
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