View Full Version : [ubuntu] Update Manager and Synaptic issue

May 8th, 2008, 12:45 PM
Hi guys

I upgraded from 7.10 to 8.04 recently and both Update Manager and Synaptic have stopped working outside of terminal initiation.

If I try to use either from the GUI menu (or for update manager its "updated available" icon) the applications start but hang with a minimised stub "Starting Administrative Application". It never gets to displaying the password entry dialog box.

Any ideas how to fix this ?



May 8th, 2008, 01:15 PM
Try to

sudo dpkg --configure -a
to let the system configure all unconfigured packages and then retry update manager.


May 11th, 2008, 03:17 AM
Thanks for the suggestion, alas it didnt work and im still having the same issue with both Update Manager and Synaptic.

I did notice that when running that command i got the message:

sudo: unable to resolve host hostname

and then it prompted me for my admin password.

Completely removed update manager and reinstalled it and still no go ... will just run aptitude when update notify puts its icon in the bar.

Thanks anyway.

May 11th, 2008, 04:08 AM
Check /etc/hostname. This is mine:

May 13th, 2008, 10:44 AM
Yep my hostname file is correct ... i think the 8.04 upgrade may just have borked :(