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update manager is broken :(

Postby mrpeachy on Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:11 pm

Hi

Update manager says there are updates to install but when i press the "install updates" button the update manager disappears and nothing gets installed...

any ideas what i should do?

will updating from a terminal work? what commands would i need?

thanks
Last edited by mrpeachy on Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: having problem with update manager

Postby whorider on Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:27 pm

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
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Re: having problem with update manager

Postby mrpeachy on Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:34 pm

whorider wrote:
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade


thanks!

i'll see if update manager is working after this
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Re: having problem with update manager

Postby mrpeachy on Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:00 am

i applied the above code and got a lot of extra stuff that wasn't listed by update manager... including a kernel image (i couldn't say exactly what that was)

anyway, update manager was giving me the indication that there were updates (! in blue circle), so i clicked it and it opened the main update manager window which showed a couple of things to install. I clicked install updates and update manager disappeared again with nothing getting updated...

so any ideas how i can fix my update manager?

or any additional information I need to provide?
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Re: update manager is broken :(

Postby mrpeachy on Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:14 am

here is a clip of what's happening
http://blip.tv/file/4606358
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Re: update manager is broken :(

Postby whorider on Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:00 pm

could you Right click the mintUpdate icon, then select "Information". Paste the log output here.
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Re: update manager is broken :(

Postby mrpeachy on Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:14 pm

whorider wrote:could you Right click the mintUpdate icon, then select "Information". Paste the log output here.


thanks whorider

i just updated and upgraded and did a dist-upgrade from the terminal

this is what information says

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++ Launching mintUpdate in user mode
++ Testing initial connection
++ Connection to the Internet successful (tried to read http://www.google.com)
++ Starting refresh
++ Auto-refresh timer is going to sleep for 15 minutes, 0 hours and 0 days
++ Connection to the Internet successful (tried to read http://www.google.com)
++ Successfully downloaded new safety rules using proxy: None
++ System is up to date
++ Refresh finished
++ MintUpdate is in tray mode, performing auto-refresh
++ Auto-refresh timer is going to sleep for 15 minutes, 0 hours and 0 days
++ Starting refresh
++ Connection to the Internet successful (tried to read http://www.google.com)
++ Successfully downloaded new safety rules using proxy: None
++ System is up to date
++ Refresh finished
++ MintUpdate is in tray mode, performing auto-refresh
++ Auto-refresh timer is going to sleep for 15 minutes, 0 hours and 0 days
++ Starting refresh
++ Connection to the Internet successful (tried to read http://www.google.com)
++ Successfully downloaded new safety rules using proxy: None
++ System is up to date
++ Refresh finished
++ MintUpdate is in tray mode, performing auto-refresh
++ Auto-refresh timer is going to sleep for 15 minutes, 0 hours and 0 days
++ Starting refresh
++ Connection to the Internet successful (tried to read http://www.google.com)
++ Successfully downloaded new safety rules using proxy: None
++ System is up to date
++ Refresh finished
++ MintUpdate is in tray mode, performing auto-refresh
++ Auto-refresh timer is going to sleep for 15 minutes, 0 hours and 0 days
++ Starting refresh
++ Connection to the Internet successful (tried to read http://www.google.com)
++ Successfully downloaded new safety rules using proxy: None
++ System is up to date
++ Refresh finished


cant see anything interesting

i'll post again after trying to install updates
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Re: update manager is broken :(

Postby mrpeachy on Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:51 pm

ok.. PROGRESS! I know what the problem is... although I dont know why...

prior to trying to install updates i got this:

++ Starting refresh
++ Connection to the Internet successful (tried to read http://www.google.com)
++ Successfully downloaded new safety rules using proxy: None
++ Found 4 recommended software updates
++ Refresh finished

i open the main package manager window, click "install upadtes" window disappears and then this:

++ Install requested by user
++ Will install libncurses5
++ Will install ncurses-base
++ Will install libncursesw5
++ Will install ncurses-bin
++ Ready to launch synaptic
mcdowall is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.
++ Return code:1
++ Install finished
++ Starting refresh
++ Connection to the Internet successful (tried to read http://www.google.com)
++ Successfully downloaded new safety rules using proxy: None
++ Found 4 recommended software updates
++ Refresh finished

I did edit the sudoers file using sudo visudo and I tried to add myself... although to be honest I was never sure I was doing it right... so I just deleted the lines I had added

obviously update manager had been working prior to the above editing attempts

this is what my current sudoers file looks like
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# /etc/sudoers
#
# This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root.
#
# See the man page for details on how to write a sudoers file.
#

Defaults        env_reset

# Host alias specification

# User alias specification

# Cmnd alias specification

# User privilege specification

# Allow members of group sudo to execute any command
# (Note that later entries override this, so you might need to move
# it further down)
%sudo ALL=(ALL) ALL
#
#includedir /etc/sudoers.d


so any ideas as to how I can get update manager behaving again?
ie working whether I am in sudoers or not
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