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    update manager does not run automatically anymore

    I must run now then and when update-manager from the command line, since it is running anymore automatilcally.

    I am not sure if it is related to that, but when I run it in a command window, then I see:
    update-manager
    debconf: DbDriver "passwords" warning: could not open /var/cache/debconf/passwords.dat: Permission denied
    debconf: DbDriver "passwords" warning: could not open /var/cache/debconf/passwords.dat: Permission denied
    debconf: DbDriver "passwords" warning: could not open /var/cache/debconf/passwords.dat: Permission denied
    debconf: DbDriver "passwords" warning: could not open /var/cache/debconf/passwords.dat: Permission denied
    The update settings are for daily.

    Also maybe related, I get everday now the message that an online account needs attention. Each time I just need to enable the accounts for facebook and twitter. It seems it does not remember it till tomorrow.
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    Re: update manager does not run automatically anymore

    Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions ... Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.

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    Re: update manager does not run automatically anymore

    So it is a bug and as the link shows, there is no cure yet?
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    Re: update manager does not run automatically anymore

    I think I know what causes this - I once ran

    sudo update-manager

    and now I get this message, and update-manager does not ask for authentication.

    I think running update-manager as root has created some permission problems.

    Can anyone advise on this normal "clean install" permissions and content of this file?

    BugBear

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