SOLVED-Updating 18.2 KDE wants to uninstall a majority of the pre-installed apps

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SOLVED-Updating 18.2 KDE wants to uninstall a majority of the pre-installed apps

Post by jack rooster » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:14 pm

Hi. When I try to update KDE 18.2 via the Update Manager, it says that it will uninstall the majority of the main preinstalled KDE apps including, Dolphin, K3B, KNotes, and many others (109 files in all) What's going on and what should I do?
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Re: Updating 18.2 KDE wants to uninstall a majority of the pre-installed apps

Post by MintBean » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:22 pm

What have you uninstalled/installed very recently?

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Re: Updating 18.2 KDE wants to uninstall a majority of the pre-installed apps

Post by jack rooster » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:45 pm

I've installed lot's of stuff including baobab thunderbird virtualbox banshee smplayer deluge subdownloader kde-thumbnailer-openoffice pavucontrol nmap filezilla remmina brasero gparted pale moon chromium kpat kodi wine 0ad calibre and fslint.

I just ran "sudo apt-get update" in the terminal, hoping to get a list of what it was going to uninstall, but it worked just fine. The problem only appears when I use the Update Manager. This tells me there is something seriously wrong with the Update Manager.
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Re: Updating 18.2 KDE wants to uninstall a majority of the pre-installed apps

Post by Hoser Rob » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:51 am

Actually I suspect there's something wrong with your sources list probably due to unwisely adding ppas ... copy/paste this into terminal and copy/paste the text output here to see the list of repos ...

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apt-cache policy

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Re: Updating 18.2 KDE wants to uninstall a majority of the pre-installed apps

Post by karlchen » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:07 pm

jack rooster wrote:I just ran "sudo apt-get update" in the terminal, hoping to get a list of what it was going to uninstall, but it worked just fine.
The command sudo apt-get update only queries the configured software repositories and updates the locally cached list of available software packages. As long as all configured repositories can be queried the command will succeed.
You cannot find out this way what would happen if you really decided to install available software updates.

You might execute this terminal commandline and post its complete screen output for inspection and analysis. The command will not apply any changes, but only simulate what would happen.

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sudo apt-get --simulate upgrade
The output of apt-cache policy plus the output of sudo apt-get --simulate upgrade might give valuable hints as to what is going wrong.
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Old bugs good, new bugs bad! Updates are evil: might fix old bugs and introduce no new ones.

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Re: Updating 18.2 KDE wants to uninstall a majority of the pre-installed apps

Post by mr_raider » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:38 pm

Are you holding back level 4 updates?
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Re: Updating 18.2 KDE wants to uninstall a majority of the pre-installed apps

Post by jack rooster » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:12 pm

Yes. I always install level 1 & 2 updates and selectively level 3. Never level 4.
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Re: Updating 18.2 KDE wants to uninstall a majority of the pre-installed apps

Post by jack rooster » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:06 pm

I apologize for not responding sooner. Just discovered that I wasn't automatically getting email notifications as I expected. I changed the setting in the control panel so hopefully I can stay on top of my posts from now on.

Anyway, the problem seems to have worked itself out somewhere along the line. Thanks for your time!
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Re: Updating 18.2 KDE wants to uninstall a majority of the pre-installed apps

Post by Moem » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:10 pm

jack rooster wrote:the problem seems to have worked itself out somewhere along the line.
That's good news! Then please mark the thread as SOLVED, in the title of the first post.
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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