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    not all updates can be installed

    hello,

    i'm getting the following message from Update Manager:

    Not all Updates can be installed
    Run a partial upgrade, to install as many updates as possible.

    This can be caused by:
    * A previous upgrade which didn't complete
    * Problems with some of the installed software
    * Inofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu
    * Normal changes of a pre-release version of Ubuntu


    Tried to apply some of the solutions given at http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/inde...t-1550455.html but none worked.

    Do I need to rectify this or should I just ignore it? thanks
    Last edited by al.adab; March 9th, 2013 at 01:41 PM. Reason: Solved

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    Re: not all updates can be installed

    Which version of Xubuntu are you running (12.04 LTS or 12.10 or ...)?

    Which command(s) or program did you use to perform the update/upgrade?

    Do you have any Personal Package Archive (PPA)?

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    Re: not all updates can be installed

    thanks sudodus. Here it goes:

    Which version of Xubuntu are you running (12.04 LTS or 12.10 or ...)?: 12.04 Precise

    Which command(s) or program did you use to perform the update/upgrade?: i usually use sudo apt-get upgrade unless I'm prompted to update (orange icon on taskbar). I think the last time I upgraded I used the latter, though I'm not entirely sure, sorry.

    Do you have any Personal Package Archive (PPA)?: plz see screenshot in attachment.
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    Re: not all updates can be installed

    Quote Originally Posted by al.adab View Post
    thanks sudodus. Here it goes:

    Which version of Xubuntu are you running (12.04 LTS or 12.10 or ...)?: 12.04 Precise

    Which command(s) or program did you use to perform the update/upgrade?: i usually use sudo apt-get upgrade unless I'm prompted to update (orange icon on taskbar). I think the last time I upgraded I used the latter, though I'm not entirely sure, sorry.

    Do you have any Personal Package Archive (PPA)?: plz see screenshot in attachment.
    Precise should be quite stable now. I'm using it without problems, but I have only a couple of PPAs. I suggest that you try the commands in the following list, originally posted by oldfred. Use sudo for all the commands.

    Code:
    # This will reinstall if not current. (from my chroot procedure which does not have sudo on every line,
    # so use the sudo -i first).
     
    #if not chroot use: sudo -i
    
    #houseclean
    apt-get autoclean # only removes files that cannot be downloaded anymore (obsolete)
    apt-get clean
    
    #refresh
    apt-get update #resync package index
    apt-get upgrade #newest versions of all packages, update must be run first
    
    #would upgrade you to the latest kernel in the repositories
    #dist-upgrade is also able to remove existing packages if required
    apt-get dist-upgrade
    
    # fix Broken packages -f 
    sudo apt-get -f install
    dpkg --configure -a

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    Re: not all updates can be installed

    thanks! I think apt-get dist-upgrade did the trick

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