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    Blank update!?

    The software updater is showing 1.3mb of software to be downloaded, but there is no description. The main window area is blank. Should this worry me?
    Last edited by triplemaya; July 27th, 2021 at 01:58 PM.

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    Re: Blank update!?

    Run
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    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgrade
    Any errors? Might be useful to throw the output to a log file and review the logs. That would be :
    Code:
    sudo apt update |tee /tmp/log.update
    sudo apt upgrade  |tee -a  /tmp/log.update
    GUI programs often lie.
    Last edited by TheFu; July 28th, 2021 at 04:41 AM.

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    Re: Blank update!?

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    Re: Blank update!?

    Thanks for the responses.

    Yes to deadflower, that is exactly what it looks like.

    I thought of doing a manual update / upgrade but my whole concern is that the system has been hacked. Massively unlikely I am sure, but surely this is just the kind of thing one should be cautious about. No?

    This is the output of sudo apt update |tee /tmp/log.update

    Hit:1 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease
    Get:2 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease [114 kB]
    Get:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease [1,811 B]
    Get:4 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports InRelease [101 kB]
    Get:5 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease [114 kB]
    Get:6 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable/main amd64 Packages [1,084 B]
    Hit:7 https://apt.syncthing.net syncthing InRelease
    Get:8 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates/main amd64 Packages [1,127 kB]
    Get:9 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates/main amd64 c-n-f Metadata [13.8 kB]
    Get:10 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates/universe amd64 Packages [843 kB]
    Get:11 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates/universe i386 Packages [626 kB]
    Fetched 2,940 kB in 2s (1,530 kB/s)
    Reading package lists...
    Building dependency tree...
    Reading state information...
    8 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.
    Reading package lists...
    Building dependency tree...
    Reading state information...
    Calculating upgrade...
    The following packages will be upgraded:
    aspell libaspell15 libglib2.0-0 libglib2.0-bin libglib2.0-data
    networkd-dispatcher syncthing ubuntu-advantage-tools
    8 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 0 not to upgrade.
    2 standard security updates
    Need to get 12.1 MB/12.5 MB of archives.
    After this operation, 45.1 kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue? [Y/n]

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    Re: Blank update!?

    Code:
    Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
    Y<enter>


    Nothing funny in that output.

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    Re: Blank update!?

    Sorry, I am being dense. All that is obviously ok. And that I assume is what would normally be in the gui.
    So that is all I need to know.
    Thanks.

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