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    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Update Manager keeps freezing

    Good Morning

    When using Update Manager in Ubuntu 12.04, it keeps freezing. I get the "Applying changes" screen after password auth but it just sits there @ waiting (this was for a good 5 mins today). So I cancelled, rebooted, and updated via terminal (sudo apt-get update --> sudo apt-get upgrade --> sudo apt-get dist-upgrade) which did not raise any issues (although it did not downloaded anything, just went straight to installing new packages....I'm guessing Update Manager already fetched the new packages during my issue ? :-/ ) I was able to update yesterday with UM without any problems, but that was just one minor security update (less than 1MB). Today, I had 10 updates to download (including new kernel update - linux-image-3.2.0-48-generic-pae 3.2.0-48.74) when it froze again. Suggestions?

    Related questions:

    1) Since this was my first time using terminal to update, just want to confirm I used the right commands: sudo apt-get update --> sudo apt-get upgrade --> sudo apt-get dist-upgrade . This will ensure my system gets all the necessary security and recommended updates correct?

    Thank You

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Update Manager keeps freezing

    Quote Originally Posted by WeAreLinux View Post
    Since this was my first time using terminal to update, just want to confirm I used the right commands: sudo apt-get update --> sudo apt-get upgrade --> sudo apt-get dist-upgrade . This will ensure my system gets all the necessary security and recommended updates correct?
    Yes. After that you can finish with a
    Code:
    sudo apt-get clean
    in order to free a little disk space.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Update Manager keeps freezing

    Quote Originally Posted by WeAreLinux View Post
    1) Since this was my first time using terminal to update, just want to confirm I used the right commands: sudo apt-get update --> sudo apt-get upgrade --> sudo apt-get dist-upgrade . This will ensure my system gets all the necessary security and recommended updates correct?
    The command 'sudo apt-get dist-upgrade' can remove packages and install new packages unlike 'sudo apt-get upgrade which only Upgrades your existing packages'. So carefully read the output of 'dist-upgrade' before you enter 'yes' to continue.

    Generally:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
    should be fine.
    "Evolution is Nature's way of issuing upgrades."

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Update Manager keeps freezing

    Hmm I thought you'll need to run sudo apt-get dist upgrade everytime there's a kernel update --> http://askubuntu.com/questions/27455...grade-does-not

    Guess I'll just continue using terminal to update my system. Trying to solve the freezing issue with UM would probably be more of a hassle.

    Thnx for the replies

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Update Manager keeps freezing

    Yes, only if you notice that the kernel is not upgraded/updated. The apt-get would tell you that.

    'Synaptic Package Manager' is a great tool to have. you can install it with 'sudo apt-get install synaptic'.
    "Evolution is Nature's way of issuing upgrades."

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