[SWLUG] Ubuntu 7.1 install problems

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 21:54:36 UTC 2007

On 08/11/2007, ilyan <ac.thomas at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> Wondering if with two similar systems installed on the one machine
> Philip might have a cross over interference of some sort.
> I installed an upgrade to Ubuntu 7.10 and it works, but Firefox
> frequently crashes.
> I have a list of updates waiting. but whenever I try to get them done
> this appears:
> > E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a'
> > to correct the problem.
> > E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
> Try doing that and it seems I do not have the authority. Cannot see
> where or how to send a report.

I can answer this problem, although not Phillip's.

You need to type 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' into a terminal. When
prompted, enter your user's password, not root's. In Gutsy (Ubuntu
7.10), the prompt has changed to make it clearer which password sudo


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