synaptic error

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at
Tue Dec 23 21:13:39 GMT 2008

On Monday 22 December 2008, Ric Moore wrote:
> I keep getting this:
> E: The package cache file is corrupted
> E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
> How do I fix it? Thanx, Ric

Look at apt-cache.

Supposedly it will rebuild the cache.

 apt-cache  gencaches
           gencaches performs the same operation as apt-get check. It builds
           the source and package caches from the sources in sources.list(5)
           and from /var/lib/dpkg/status.

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