could not refresh the list of updates

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Mutsuto
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could not refresh the list of updates

Post by Mutsuto » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:58 am

Trying to open up update manager, I see this

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Clicking refresh does not help.

What is the cause?

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Re: could not refresh the list of updates

Post by Cosmo. » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:02 am

Open the software sources (can be done from the edit menu of update manager) -> Maintenance -> click to solve MergeList problems. Click the button to refresh the cache on the top right of software sources -> close it -> do a refresh in the update manager.

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Re: could not refresh the list of updates

Post by Mutsuto » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:42 am

Thank you for the solution. Worked perfectly.

What was the cause? just a bug?

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Re: could not refresh the list of updates

Post by Cosmo. » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:08 am

No, not a bug. The package management stores some temporary information about packages, so they are afterwards offline available. Out of some reasons this temporary information can get corrupted and prevents the package management to work correctly. The button does nothing than to delete this temporary information, so they get newly downloaded from the servers.

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