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  1. #21
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    Re: Update manager issues

    Thank you, sir, for the good advice and also for your diligence in getting my update manager working (at least we think it is working. I'm still standing by for new updates to try it out).

    Your help and expertise is very much appreciated. I'll be sure to mark it solved as soon as it is "testable".

    donaldt

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    Re: Update manager issues

    Greetings to all,

    Sorry to report NO CHANGE in update manager. Only 3 updates showed up, but they stalled once again in the middle of the install process. Same problem with the update manager program freezing up and needing to re-boot.

    I went back to: [sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade] After running this command in terminal, I went back to the 3 updates (they were still there in update manager) and clicked on update and they all installed normally.

    In other words, we did a lot of file changes, but nothing has changed with the original problem.

    Sorry to report the bad news! Don't shoot the messenger...

    donaldt

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    Re: Update manager issues

    donaldt; shucks ....

    Ok back up 2 yards and punt. Let's see what your sources.list file and sources.list.d directory hold.

    Post your updated /etc/apt/sources.list and the directory contents.
    Code:
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list

    solid foundations are important

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    Re: Update manager issues

    Hi

    Next time it offers you updates click cancel (don't install them).

    Open a terminal and type

    Code:
    update-manager
    This will run it from the terminal and hopefully give us some debug information.

    Post that information back here.

    Kind regards
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    If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed. - Mark Twain

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    Re: Update manager issues

    Okay. Here is the sources list:

    donald@donald-Aspire-3810T:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 12.04 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release i386 (20120423)]/ precise main restricted
    # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 10.10 _Maverick Meerkat_ - Release i386 (20101007)]/ maverick main restricted
    # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5)]/ intrepid main restricted
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted universe multiverse
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted universe multiverse
    deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security main restricted universe multiverse
    deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main #Third party developers repository


    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer versions of the distribution.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise restricted
    # deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted

    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    # deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted
    # deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
    ## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    # deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise universe
    # deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates universe
    # deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates universe

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    ## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
    ## security team.
    # deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise multiverse
    # deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise multiverse
    # deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates multiverse #deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates multiverse

    ## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
    ## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
    ## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
    ## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
    ## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.

    # deb http://mirrors.rit.edu/ubuntu/ precise-security main restricted
    # deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main restricted
    # deb http://mirrors.rit.edu/ubuntu/ precise-security universe
    # deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security universe
    # deb http://mirrors.rit.edu/ubuntu/ precise-security multiverse
    # deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security multiverse

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
    ## 'partner' repository.
    ## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
    ## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
    deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner
    # deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner

    ## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party
    ## developers who want to ship their latest software.
    # deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main
    # deb http://mirrors.rit.edu/ubuntu/ precise-updates restricted main universe multiverse
    deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu oneiric-getdeb apps
    # deb-src http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu oneiric-getdeb apps
    donald@donald-Aspire-3810T:~$

    And here is the @.list:

    donald@donald-Aspire-3810T:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list
    ### THIS FILE IS AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURED ###
    # You may comment out this entry, but any other modifications may be lost.
    deb http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb/ stable main
    ## Please report any bug on https://bugs.launchpad.net/medibuntu/
    deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ precise free non-free #Medibuntu - Ubuntu 12.04 "precise pangolin"
    deb-src http://packages.medibuntu.org/ precise free non-free #Medibuntu (source) - Ubuntu 12.04 "precise pangolin"
    deb https://private-ppa.launchpad.net/co...aserver/ubuntu precise main #Added by software-center; credentials stored in /etc/apt/auth.conf
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu precise main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu precise main
    donald@donald-Aspire-3810T:~$

    I will try the update-manager trick as soon as I get the next load of updates.


    Let me know what else I need to try.

    Thanks!

    donaldt

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    Re: Update manager issues

    Hi

    Try disabling all the ppa's, especially this one....

    deb https://private-ppa.launchpad.net/co...aserver/ubuntu precise main #Added by software-center;
    The ppa wants a password and that may very well cause update-manabger to hang.

    Kind regards
    If you believe everything you read, you better not read. ~ Japanese Proverb

    If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed. - Mark Twain

  7. #27
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    Re: Update manager issues

    OK, back for another try.

    I tried running update manager from the terminal. [update-manager] That opened it. I hit install and once again it stalled about half way through. I killed it in terminal. When I re-opened update manager, all of the same 5 updates are still shown as downloaded and available for installation.

    I tried to get gksudo to open the files with ppa but can't seem to get to the right files so I can comment them out. I probably need a better command to open the proper list.

    I will leave the updates downloaded but not installed so we can try whatever else is needed.

    Any thoughts?

    donaldt

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    Re: Update manager issues

    Hi

    Did you disable the ppa i highlighted in post #26 ?

    When i click on the link in firefox it is asking for a password. This may be stalling update-manager.

    Kind regards
    If you believe everything you read, you better not read. ~ Japanese Proverb

    If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed. - Mark Twain

  9. #29
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    Re: Update manager issues

    @donaldt
    If you have trouble disabling the PPA, try this:
    Code:
    sudo sed -i -e '/plexmediaserver/s/^deb/# deb/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list
    @Bashing-om
    That's why I prefer grep over cat: besides the output being more concise, it would give you the file name. Here we only have three of them in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ and the string plexmediaserver only occurs once, so *.list is safe, but I wouldn't do it on a directory with lots of PPAs.
    Last edited by schragge; March 6th, 2013 at 06:38 PM.

  10. #30
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    Re: Update manager issues

    I tried the sudo command in terminal. Nothing happens. It returns me to the command line.

    donaldt

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