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Lloydb39
June 27th, 2015, 10:07 PM
I have an old Dell E1705 lapton, running Xubuntu 12.04
It tells me I have 283 updates. When I try to install it says it cannot get package.
Everything is running fine, but I would like to get the updates.

Dennis N
June 27th, 2015, 10:20 PM
...I have 283 updates. When I try to install it says it cannot get package.
Everything is running fine, but I would like to get the updates.
Cannot get one package? 283 packages?

Bashing-om
June 27th, 2015, 10:28 PM
Lloydb39; Hey !

1st thing's first. Establish the conditioon of the package manager .
Show us the results of terminal commands:


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

code tag tutorial:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2171721&p=12776168#post12776168
And we see if we can spot the source of the problem.




all in the process

Dennis N
June 27th, 2015, 10:29 PM
How are you attempting to do the updates? Update manager? Apt-get update? And would you mind posting the error message? It may have a clue to the problem.

Lloydb39
June 28th, 2015, 12:11 PM
OK, don't know why but on subsequent attempts with update manager, it took the updates. Thanks for the help.

Bashing-om
June 28th, 2015, 06:48 PM
Lloydb39; Great !



all's well that ends well



take care

mrgs
June 28th, 2015, 09:20 PM
12.04 is out of support so it's better to install 14.04.2 or 15.04.