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babloo75
January 1st, 2011, 06:04 PM
I have installed Kubuntu 10.10 on a computer. But since its installation it has never updated itself (I may be wrong, but unlike Ubuntu which has update manager and regularly updates itself), KPackageKit has never shown any update whenever I have clicked the option "check for new updates".

Is there any way to find out whether Kubuntu is getting updated or not?

Paqman
January 1st, 2011, 06:39 PM
I'm not familiar with kpackagekit. You could try opening a terminal and issuing these commands. To update your list of packages:

sudo apt-get update
then to install all available updates:

sudo apt-get upgrade
If you get any errors, post them here and we'll see what we can do for you.

Frogs Hair
January 1st, 2011, 07:35 PM
Check history in KPackage for the latest update information.

babloo75
January 1st, 2011, 07:42 PM
Check history in KPackage for the latest update information.

The history option only shows the list of installed or removed softwares on various dates. Nothing else.

Frogs Hair
January 1st, 2011, 08:11 PM
My mistake I may have wrongly assumed history would contain updates as Ubuntu does.

There is the possibility you have never updated and ;therefore , have no update history .

Will look into Kubuntu update settings.

Frogs Hair
January 1st, 2011, 08:35 PM
This should lead to automatic update settings if you haven't checked already.

Use KPackageKit:
K menu -> System -> System Settings -> Add and Remove Software -> Settings -> Edit Software Sources -> Updates -> Automatic Updates

It is possible to install the synaptic package manager and see if any updates are found . This may indicate weather the KPackage Kit is working.

babloo75
January 2nd, 2011, 06:09 AM
So I have installed Synaptic Package Manager. I feel its much better than KPackageKit. It has the option of completely removing leftover stuff of the uninstalled applications. Theres no such option present in KPackageKit.

But how can I know whether my Kubuntu has updated itself since installation or not. Can anyone suggest?
Thanks once again.

Paqman
January 2nd, 2011, 04:13 PM
But how can I know whether my Kubuntu has updated itself since installation or not. Can anyone suggest?


Do you have a lot of updates waiting to be installed?

babloo75
January 3rd, 2011, 10:01 AM
Do you have a lot of updates waiting to be installed?

My system hasn't updated itself since long time. Whenever I click "Check for new updates"..... there has never been any update since installation. Thats why I am worried, how can there be no update since October 2010 version of Kubuntu.
The screenshot has been attached here with.

Even Synaptic Package manager hasn't shown any update to Kubuntu 10.10.

Zorael
January 3rd, 2011, 12:30 PM
Are your software sources configured to properly use the maverick repositories?

Run 'kdesudo software-properties-kde' and make sure stuff is checked. There's also a tab there for updates.

babloo75
January 3rd, 2011, 04:17 PM
Are your software sources configured to properly use the maverick repositories?

Run 'kdesudo software-properties-kde' and make sure stuff is checked. There's also a tab there for updates.

Can you please tell which options have to be selected:
Screenshots

Zorael
January 3rd, 2011, 05:11 PM
No, that looks about right, actually. Hm.

Try changing server in the first tab, "Download from". Just incase there's something wrong in your sources.list file.

Also, hit Alt+F2 and enter 'notificationhelper'. Make sure that Upgrade information is ticked. This shouldn't affect KPackageKit not finding any packages to upgrade though.

edit: Oh, and head into Service Manager in System Settings and make sure that the KPackageKit service is ticked and running.

If all that fails, do it from a terminal and see if it outputs anything of interest.

$ sudo aptitude update
$ sudo aptitude full-upgrade

babloo75
January 3rd, 2011, 07:22 PM
No, that looks about right, actually. Hm.

Try changing server in the first tab, "Download from". Just incase there's something wrong in your sources.list file.

Also, hit Alt+F2 and enter 'notificationhelper'. Make sure that Upgrade information is ticked. This shouldn't affect KPackageKit not finding any packages to upgrade though.

edit: Oh, and head into Service Manager in System Settings and make sure that the KPackageKit service is ticked and running.

If all that fails, do it from a terminal and see if it outputs anything of interest.

$ sudo aptitude update
$ sudo aptitude full-upgrade

I followed all the instructions. All are present in 'notificationhelper' as explained by you.
In service manager, KPackageKit is running and ticked.

In the end, Terminal says "sudo aptitude command not found"

Paqman
January 3rd, 2011, 09:06 PM
In the end, Terminal says "sudo aptitude command not found"

That's because aptitude isn't installed by default any more. Try again with:


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

babloo75
January 4th, 2011, 04:48 AM
sudo apt-get commands shows some options as 'Hit' and some others as 'Ign'.
What to do now?

babloo75
January 5th, 2011, 08:24 AM
I think this thread will remain unsolved, as this thread was started by me on my nephew's request. He has removed Kubuntu now and installed another Linux version.

Sincere thanks to all of you.