Cannot run updates or use package manager

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Cannot run updates or use package manager

Postby ton80 on Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:46 pm


I just installed Linux Mint 5 on three of my systems.
For some reason I cannot run the update lock icon....says I have 151 updates available or the package manager. When I click on tries to open....but then nothing happens. Same happens with the package manager. It says "starting administration....." then nothing.

Do I need to configure something in this distro to enable updates and software installation?
This is happening on all my systems.

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Re: Cannot run updates or use package manager

Postby Husse on Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:48 pm

Seems there is an error with gksu - but it's odd that you get it on three systems. Are they very similar?
Try to open something else that is using gksu, like "contol center > Hardware drivers"
If this also stops at starting administration then your system is corrupt and I recommend a reinstall
This may seem a strange question but is not - did you check the md5sum of the iso (and burned slowly)?
The CD may be erroneous even if you managed to install
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