dpkg Interrupted Error in Linux Mint

Did you receive this error, “E:dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ‘sudo –configure -a’ to correct the problem. E:_cache->open()failed,please report”?

The “dpkg” is the Debian Package manager. The automatic process has an issue and you must open up the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t) and type in:

sudo dpkg --configure -a

Hit enter, enter your password, hit enter again, and it will run through the process to correct this.

You shouldn’t be getting this error. I am running an updated Kernal and a newer system, so that is probably why I had this issue.

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Jay Forrest

Jay N. Forrest is a philosopher and IT professional. He is an ordained Humanist minister, a Certified Meditation Teacher, and a decade-long Linux user.