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Synaptic Package Manager Issue

Postby ZoundZ on Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:13 am

Hello, I was following this guide: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... e+metacity trying to make it so I can run GNOME and Enlightenment in the same session, but it didn't work. I haven't used Synaptic in the last few days, but last time I tried it, it worked fine. After I tried following that guide, I was getting my desktop, with nothing but my desktop icons as options of what I can do. So, I switched to a KDE session(I installed it early today to try it out, since I barley ever used KDE), and put my default WM to Metacity again. Now GNOME works just like before, but I get this message when trying to use Synaptic:
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

Can anyone guide me on what to do? :D

P.S. If anyone has an idea why my attempt at that tutorial failed, that be nice to know too. ;)'

Thanks guys!
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Re: Synaptic Package Manager Issue

Postby Husse on Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:03 am

What to do?
Well, it's spelled out to you - right?
And this is a consequence of your experiment.
Of course all such actions needs sudo.
The guide was from 2005 and you may easily have run into a "version conflict"
It's not a good idea to run apps for one version of Ubuntu and so Mint on another - it may be possible but it's not recommended
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Re: Synaptic Package Manager Issue

Postby mumbo719 on Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:24 am

Open a terminal and paste "dpkg --configure -a"
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Re: Synaptic Package Manager Issue

Postby Husse on Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:30 pm

not quite
As I wrote
Of course all such actions needs sudo.
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Re: Synaptic Package Manager Issue

Postby deadguy on Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:48 pm

here it is spelled out:

Code: Select all
sudo dpkg --configure -a
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Re: Synaptic Package Manager Issue

Postby ZoundZ on Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:28 pm

Thanks. :) I tried that, but I didn't have the sudo bit.

I guess I won't be able to mix Enlightenment with GNOME. :( Oh well, it probably wouldn't have turned out the way I wanted it to anyways.
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Re: Synaptic Package Manager Issue

Postby exploder on Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:46 pm

You could check out http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=geubuntu

Geubuntu is a mixture of E17 and Gnome. There will be a LinuxMint E17 Community Edition pretty soon. E17 is interesting.
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Re: Synaptic Package Manager Issue

Postby ZoundZ on Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:54 pm

exploder wrote:You could check out http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=geubuntu

Geubuntu is a mixture of E17 and Gnome. There will be a LinuxMint E17 Community Edition pretty soon. E17 is interesting.


Haha, yeah I know. I tried it out. I loved it at first. Then little bugs started bothering me so I went hunting for other distros. Finally landed on Mint. :) I've been watching the Mint E17 thread, but I got impatient and wanted to see if I could find a way to do it myself. :P
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Re: Synaptic Package Manager Issue

Postby newW2 on Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:10 am

My experience is limited as far as E17 goes, but I think Debian's Elive E17 DE could be the best standard out there. They ask for a donation to download the live cd, but you can get an invitation as well - it's not that difficult see the website. And since they are currently in preparation for the next release (testing an alpha), it may be easier to get the invite.

I have Elive running on one of my triple boot machines to get practice and it's, as I said, a standard to compare other E17 DEs to (when I have time which is seldom). Note: I recently installed WoW on this DE (using Wine of course) and it was easy. :)
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Re: Synaptic Package Manager Issue

Postby molom on Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:27 am

newW2 wrote:My experience is limited as far as E17 goes, but I think Debian's Elive E17 DE could be the best standard out there. They ask for a donation to download the live cd, but you can get an invitation as well - it's not that difficult see the website. And since they are currently in preparation for the next release (testing an alpha), it may be easier to get the invite.

I have Elive running on one of my triple boot machines to get practice and it's, as I said, a standard to compare other E17 DEs to (when I have time which is seldom). Note: I recently installed WoW on this DE (using Wine of course) and it was easy. :)


Elive is one of the worst e17 distros out there. There is no app to change the favourites menu, no autologin and its main control panel/control centre partially doesn't work and its unstable. Probably the next release will be a lot more stable than its so called 'Gem'. But for now, all it has is looks. But I can't blame the developer team, it only consists of one person and he is based it on debian, which means that he has made his one control centre.
I would rate all e17 distros like this Lowest to Hightest:
Elive
gOS
Geubuntu
OZOS
_______ ( Mint e17 is aiming here :D )
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Re: Synaptic Package Manager Issue

Postby newW2 on Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:44 pm

:shock: Well I did say: "My experience is limited". :lol:
Btw, this thread is headed out of scope ... based on the subject item.
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Re: Synaptic Package Manager Issue

Postby molom on Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:18 pm

newW2 wrote::shock: Well I did say: "My experience is limited". :lol:
Btw, this thread is headed out of scope ... based on the subject item.


Don't worry about it. I also found some distros amazing and then found they were pathetic, like Lindows/Linspire, Mandriva and Suse (Then again, its just my opinion).

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