View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu 9.1.0 Update Manager Error

December 1st, 2009, 08:55 PM
Hello Everyone,

On my Ubuntu 9.1.0 machine the update manager prompts me to install recommended updates. when I click yes, I get the following error

"Not all updates could be installed. Run a partial upgrade, to install as many updates as possible"


Now when I do click on the partial upgrade button, it comes up with another message


I have searched and found that though many people have faced this issue, they have only solved it by re-installation of the OS.

Is there any better way of solving this?


December 8th, 2009, 10:59 AM
any help on this matter? why are all the upgrades failing on my machine?

December 8th, 2009, 11:27 AM
hi there
it seems you have broken packages. go to synaptic and press edit-fix broken packages to fix them.
but i don't understand why it is running upgrade though. did you update from 9.04?

December 9th, 2009, 08:21 AM
i am getting the same thing on my system and when i run apt from cli i get the following notice:

The following packages have been kept back:
linux-generic linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic sreadahead xbmc
xbmc-skin-confluence xbmc-skin-pm3-hd xbmc-web-pm3

also, once i get done running apt from cli, nothing seems to have gone wrong, everything works like its supposed to and my update manager notification goes away until it picks up on a new update.

last time i let synaptics do its partial upgrade it screwed things up so badly that i had to reinstall the entire OS from scratch.

December 12th, 2009, 10:36 AM
c'mon... someones gotta have some kind of information on this problem...

need more info? okay... lemme know what you need..

beuller? beuller?

December 12th, 2009, 04:11 PM
> don't understand why it is running upgrade though. did you update from 9.04?

No I did a fresh installation of 9.1.0 still I am getting this error.

I tried to the "fix broken packages" option... but I still got the same error. Can someone help me please?

December 16th, 2009, 10:03 AM

i guess that means the actual answer is "shouldnt have used 9.10"

Alexandre Putt
December 19th, 2009, 11:47 PM
You should examine what packages are causing problems. In any case I think it is too early to update the system. You should wait till 10.x is officially released (though installing "important security updates" is reasonable). At the moment I believe not all replacements for the packages are available, and this may be causing a few dependency problems.