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Just installed ubuntu and while using the package manager for the first time i had a powercut.now when i try to update for the first time i get the message ...
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    Exclamation Help please


    Just installed ubuntu and while using the package manager for the first time i had a powercut.now when i try to update for the first time i get the message ''E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
    E: _cache->open() failed, please report.''Can any one tell me what i need to do.also when i tried to input my password in the terminal it would not let me type anything.Your advice on 1 or both would be much appreciated.anton

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    You must run that command with root privileges. That means using sudo.
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    It will ask for the password, and as you type it in it will not be visible. Hit enter after you type in the password.
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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    thanks

    Just wanted to say thanks for the help.works fine now,

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