View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu 12.04 Update manager

February 16th, 2013, 01:25 AM

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and recently got an error with my update manager: When I tried to install some updates, it all of a sudden showed an error message. The message said that an probably a programming error had occurred and the installation of the updates couldn't be continued. I had to restart my computer. Then I tried to install the updates again, but got an error message that not all updates could be installed. I tried it again (simply clicked on the install-button again) and now it worked.
So now I'd like to know if there is some way to check if my update manager is working correctly again, and if all updates have been installed successfully. I'm also writing this because I haven't seen any new updates for quite some time now.

February 16th, 2013, 04:56 AM
Open a terminal (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal#Starting_a_Terminal) and enter:

sudo apt-get update

And please post the errors.

February 18th, 2013, 08:02 PM
Hi, I got many messages, but none seems to be an error. How would an error message look like? (Or should I simply post the whole output of my console?) Kind regards

February 18th, 2013, 08:12 PM
Yes, just go ahead a post the whole thing using code tags.


February 19th, 2013, 08:31 PM

this is what I got today:

flo@Flo-PC:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for flo:
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security InRelease
Ign http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise InRelease
Ign http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates InRelease
Ign http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports InRelease
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release.gpg
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release
Get:1 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release.gpg [198 B]
Get:2 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports Release.gpg [198 B]
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise Release
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise InRelease
Get:3 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release [49.6 kB]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe amd64 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse amd64 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe i386 Packages
Get:4 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports Release [49.6 kB]
Get:5 http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg [72 B]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main TranslationIndex
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse TranslationIndex
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted TranslationIndex
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe TranslationIndex
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Sources
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Sources
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Sources
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse Sources
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe amd64 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main Translation-en
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse amd64 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main i386 Packages
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main TranslationIndex
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse TranslationIndex
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Translation-en
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted TranslationIndex
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe TranslationIndex
Get:6 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Sources [367 kB]
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Sources
Get:7 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Sources [5,135 B]
Get:8 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Sources [79.2 kB]
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main i386 Packages
Get:9 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse Sources [4,725 B]
Get:10 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main amd64 Packages [582 kB]
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main TranslationIndex
Get:11 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted amd64 Packages [9,565 B]
Get:12 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe amd64 Packages [181 kB]
Get:13 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages [9,421 B]
Get:14 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main i386 Packages [593 kB]
Get:15 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted i386 Packages [9,503 B]
Get:16 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe i386 Packages [184 kB]
Get:17 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [10.4 kB]
Get:18 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main TranslationIndex [3,564 B]
Get:19 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex [2,605 B]
Get:20 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted TranslationIndex [2,461 B]
Get:21 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe TranslationIndex [2,850 B]
Get:22 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main Sources [2,422 B]
Get:23 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted Sources [14 B]
Get:24 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe Sources [22.1 kB]
Get:25 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse Sources [2,669 B]
Get:26 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main amd64 Packages [1,945 B]
Get:27 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted amd64 Packages [14 B]
Get:28 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe amd64 Packages [22.6 kB]
Get:29 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse amd64 Packages [2,489 B]
Get:30 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main i386 Packages [1,941 B]
Get:31 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted i386 Packages [14 B]
Get:32 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe i386 Packages [22.6 kB]
Get:33 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse i386 Packages [2,504 B]
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main TranslationIndex
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse TranslationIndex
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted TranslationIndex
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe TranslationIndex
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Translation-en
Get:34 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Translation-en [260 kB]
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Translation-en
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main Translation-en
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe Translation-en
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en
Fetched 2,488 kB in 2s (1,053 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done

February 19th, 2013, 11:31 PM
MakeMakeMake; Hi !

The output of "apt-get update" is clean.
See now what results from terminal command:

sudo apt-get upgradelooking for the status of installed packages, any problems and 'dpkg' will report it.

just try'n to help

February 20th, 2013, 05:32 PM

thanks for your help.
I got the following output:

flo@Flo-PC:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
[sudo] password for flo:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

February 20th, 2013, 07:18 PM
MakeMakeMake; Looking good .

According to "apt-get upgrade" 's output - update manager should have no problem at this time . Your system appears to be fully updated.

hope I have helped