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Thread: Ubuntu 14.04 Software Updater error 'an attempt to commit /etc changes to bzr failed'

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    Ubuntu 14.04 Software Updater error 'an attempt to commit /etc changes to bzr failed'

    Running Ubuntu 14.041 x64 (upgraded from 12.04) on Dell Latitude E600 series.

    When I try to apply recommended updates - specifically those under 'Ubuntu base' I get the error:
    (Window title: Debconf on mymachinename)
    An attempt to commit /etc changes to bzr failed.

    You may manually resolve the issues with the uncommitted changes before continuing.
    At the same time, in the details of the Software Updater window, I show

    Code:
    bzr: warning: skipping /etc/X11/core (larger than add.maximum_file_size of 20000000 bytes) 
    Committing to: /etc/ [0] - Stage 1/5 
    bzr: ERROR: No changes to commit. Please 'bzr add' the files you want to commit, or use --unchanged to force an empty commit.
    Any ideas on how to proceed would be much appreciated - happy to do the work but just not sure what 'the work' is. For example, I'm not familiar with bzr (I know it's a version control utility used by Ubuntu for updates and such).

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Ubuntu 14.04 Software Updater error 'an attempt to commit /etc changes to bzr fai

    May be a workaround here, post #5 :
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...r/+bug/1058301
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    Re: Ubuntu 14.04 Software Updater error 'an attempt to commit /etc changes to bzr fai

    This appears to have done the trick; specifically, I followed the advice in that thread to add the file to the non-monitor list. It appears to have done the trick. This is still a bug according to launchpad, one that's been around for a couple of years

    thanks bapoumba!

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    Re: Ubuntu 14.04 Software Updater error 'an attempt to commit /etc changes to bzr fai

    Thanks for marking your thread as solved and glad to see the workaround worked
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