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    Update Manager - "A Problem Occurred checking for Updates"

    Instead of having a red arrow, I have a little red circle with a line through it. The pop up menu from it says "A problem occurred checking for updates."

    Can anyone help me fix this?

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    Re: Update Manager - "A Problem Occurred checking for Updates"

    I'm guessing that when the update manager went to check, there was a network problem of some kind.

    Try this (from the terminal)
    Code:
    sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude safe-upgrade
    and post any error messages you get.

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    Post Re: Update Manager - "A Problem Occurred checking for Updates"

    I'm having the same problem. When I code sudo aptitude update it comes back as: segmentation fault. When I code sudo aptitude safe upgrade it lists actions.Ideas? TIA

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    Re: Update Manager - "A Problem Occurred checking for Updates"

    BUMP same issue here. Also can't open Synaptic PM or Add/Remove...

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    Re: Update Manager - "A Problem Occurred checking for Updates"

    I am having exactly the same problem with Ubuntu 9.04. I'm afraid that, if a fix becomes available, I will be unable to install it because of this problem.

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    Re: Update Manager - "A Problem Occurred checking for Updates"

    This http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-358900.html helped some people with a segmentation problem.

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    Re: Update Manager - "A Problem Occurred checking for Updates"

    These are the errors that I got:

    sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

    A bunch of these:
    aptitude: /usr/local/lib/libstdc++.so.6: no version information available (required by aptitude)

    And some of these:
    aptitude: /usr/local/lib/libstdc++.so.6: no version information available (required by /usr/lib/libapt-pkg-libc6.7-6.so.4.6)

    And:
    /usr/lib/apt/methods/http: /usr/local/lib/libstdc++.so.6: no version information available (required by /usr/lib/apt/methods/http)

    And finally:
    aptitude: relocation error: aptitude: symbol _ZSt16__ostream_insertIcSt11char_traitsIcEERSt13ba sic_ostreamIT_T0_ES6_PKS3_i, version GLIBCXX_3.4.9 not defined in file libstdc++.so.6 with link time reference


    Thanks for any help on this.

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    Exclamation Re: Update Manager - "A Problem Occurred checking for Updates"

    PLZ HELP THIS IS URGENT

    1. i get the update error
    2. i can't open the Ubuntu software center (instantly quits)
    3. i can't open .deb package files (instantly quits)

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    Re: Update Manager - "A Problem Occurred checking for Updates"

    Greetings...

    I am running 10.04 and saw the upgrade button....ooooo the BUTTON...yeah well I pressed it.

    And the Red circle with a white line through the middle popped up (when moused over says "A problem occured when checking for the updates."

    When I click on it seemed that the package manager tried to start but then quit right away. I could not start the Update Manager either (it quit right away).

    solution for me was:::

    Opening a terminal
    and
    sudo rm /var/cache/apt/*.bin

    then

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

    and all seemed to work again....

    the solution came from halfvolle melk's post that had this url::

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/12950...or-the-updates




    thanks all for your posts...good luck

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    Re: Update Manager - "A Problem Occurred checking for Updates"

    Cybercookie72, that did the trick for me! Thanks!

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