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Jun 26, 2011

I have used Debian on this computer for over a year now. A little while back update manager stopped working. It now prompts me to update a varying number of packages (85-97), but when I try and run it I get this message:

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

I'm not sure where to report this. I'm the only user of this computer. I tried running dpkg as directed, but that results in the following:

shop-amd-rebuild:/home/steve# dpkg --configure -a
Setting up linux-image-2.6.26-2-amd64 (2.6.26-26lenny1) ...
Running depmod.
Running mkinitramfs-kpkg.


I'd sure like to update, and not reinstall.

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Jul 16, 2010

I keep getting the following error when the Update Manager runs.

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E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
If I open up a terminal and run sudo dpkg --configure -a I then get the following error.

dpkg: parse error, in file `/var/lib/dpkg/updates/0002' near line 1:
newline in field name `

How to fix this as I can't install any updates.

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Code: Select allJul 19 20:01:57 debian NetworkManager[6705]: <info>  (wlan0): Activation: starting connection 'Affenbande'
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