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Re: Update manager

Post by gm10 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:39 pm

Pjotr wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:31 pm
gm10 wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:51 pm
dave8671 wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:31 pm
I did try that command on my laptop which did nothing.
What do you mean it did nothing?
In order to avoid such misunderstandings when dealing with (relative) beginners, I usually advise to use the -v handle in such commands.... :lol:
Hey, I copy & pasted that from you. :P Also lol, thanks for the translation, I totally hadn't seen what he meant. ;)

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Re: Update manager

Post by Pjotr » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:55 pm

gm10 wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:39 pm
Hey, I copy & pasted that from you.
Yes, I had forgotten that, too... :P
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Re: Update manager

Post by gm10 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:04 pm

Also maybe @dave8671 a little explanation so you understand what we just discussed: The command as we had given it to you only produces an output when something goes wrong. Otherwise it just silently does its job. This is the case for many command line tools. It makes them efficient to use but confusing for new users. If you append the -v option you enable verbose output so you can see what's going on. This typically works for other commands, too.

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Re: Update manager

Post by dave8671 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:47 pm

What I mean is the folders did not change back to user, I know now the -v but did not hmm use it cause it was not in the text I copied and pasted 😀

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Re: Update manager

Post by dave8671 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:19 pm

I upgraded to Mint 19 on my laptop runs great. It had 300 updates after I installed it omg what did I miss? I do not however use the UM I use the command line to get updates for now. the only time I use UM is for kernel updates. Which seems to be working I have had no issues yet. I never new that a bug like this was detective work in finding the main cause. I do not have much hair left so I stay away from programing :wink:

This post was about Linux Mint Update manager changing owner ships of folders in the home directory not Ubuntu just to clear the air for anyone reading this.

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