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Thread: Problem: Can't upgrade or install anything.

  1. #1
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    Problem: Can't upgrade or install anything.

    Ok so I upgraded to 8.04 like everyone else, it went fine, but now I can't use the Package Manager, I can't use the "Add/Remove applications, and I can't install updates. Whenever I try to install or upgrade something the System Authentication window tries to come up, but it never loads and the Update manager or whatever I'm using just sits there as though its loading or expecting me to type in my password. I have had no other problems with authentication, just when i'm trying to upgrade or install apps. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong, any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Problem: Can't upgrade or install anything.

    Can you please run
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    If it gives unusual output, please post it back.

  3. #3
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    Re: Problem: Can't upgrade or install anything.

    Can you install anything from the command line?
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install nameofpackage

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    Re: Problem: Can't upgrade or install anything.

    Nothing out of the ordinary there. Although I am pretty new to this, but by the look of it, it seems to be installing all the recent updates.

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    Re: Problem: Can't upgrade or install anything.

    After the updates, does the problem still occur?

  6. #6
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    Re: Problem: Can't upgrade or install anything.

    Yea, Same thing happens

  7. #7
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    Re: Problem: Can't upgrade or install anything.

    Can you paste this command into the terminal and then paste the output back here?
    Code:
    gksudo update-manager

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