View Full Version : [ubuntu] Update manager won't update( I must use Terminal)

February 6th, 2010, 07:42 PM
I can't add apps or Update from UpDate Manager anymore. I already know how to add and install them from the terminal ( that is sometimes annoying an inconvenient) but I can't figure out why I can't update from the Update manager or add apps from Synaptic like I used to be able to. Is there Any way to find out, ALL the hidden programs that are installed on my computer perhaps its one of them I installed that I forgot about and are somehow blocking them ?

I think I installed something that blocks it, I did have nmap and zenmap( not sure if it was Zenmap or Zenmap as root) ( but I removed them) I did suspect it had something to do with those two programs but Im not sure.

Any advice would be helpful, thanks and have a great day.

February 6th, 2010, 07:59 PM
How exactly does Update Manager fail? Can you post any error messages, or a screenshot?

February 8th, 2010, 01:15 AM
How exactly does Update Manager fail? Can you post any error messages, or a screenshot?

Hi Ann,

Thanks for asking, I copied the message as follows , it says practically the same thing for everything I try to add or up grade

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/3/3dchess/3dchess_0.8.1-15_i386.deb
Unable to connect to 8080:

February 8th, 2010, 03:55 AM seems to be down. Have you tried any different servers? System, Administration, Software Sources, click the drop-down menu after Download from:, Other, Select Best Server.

June 25th, 2011, 12:30 AM
I really don't know what to do. I really need someone in the mIlwaukee area to take a look at my laptop.

This is what I get when I try to open UPDATE MANAGER;;;;;

An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.

Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message:

'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/ubuntu.mirrors.tds.net_pub_ubuntu_dists_lucid_univ erse_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

I'm totally lost , and have no idea what to even do.

June 25th, 2011, 12:36 AM
this is what happened when I changed to the server for the U.S.

Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/universe/binary-i386/Packages.bz2 Sub-process /bin/bzip2 returned an error code (2)
Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-updates/main/source/Sources.bz2 Sub-process /bin/bzip2 returned an error code (2)
Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

June 25th, 2011, 07:12 AM
Have you managed to resolve this issue yet?

If not, please run this command and post any error messages:

sudo apt-get update