[Bug 926245] Re: update-manager does not update due to partial upgrade

Ken Pratt kenpratt at comcast.net
Sat Feb 11 13:18:00 UTC 2012

Fixed - sort of...

I installed synaptic

> sudo apt-get install synaptic

Then did a package update and install in synaptic

> sudo synaptic

then press 'Reload' then 'Mark All Upgrades' then 'Apply'

You will probably have to reboot to complete the install.  After
rebooting, my update-manager no longer stated that I had a Partial
Upgrade.  Instead, it just shows several packages that are greyed out
and that I can not install and indicates there are no updates to
install.  I assume they are held back for some reason.

** Attachment added: "Screenshot of Update manager"

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  update-manager does not update due to partial upgrade

Status in “update-manager” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  I am running ubuntu 12.04 LTS daily build. I ran the upgrade today and
  it asked me to do a partial upgrade. However when I start the partial
  upgrade it presents the following message.

  Can't guess meta-package

  Your system does not contain a ubuntu-desktop, kubuntu-desktop, xubuntu-desktop or edubuntu-desktop package and it was not possible to detect which version of Ubuntu you are running.
   Please install one of the packages above first using synaptic or apt-get before proceeding.

  I tried installing ubuntu-desktop however apt-get says it is already installed.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: update-manager 1:0.156.3
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-12.21-generic-pae 3.2.2
  Uname: Linux 3.2.0-12-generic-pae i686
  ApportVersion: 1.91-0ubuntu1
  Architecture: i386
  Date: Fri Feb  3 19:10:31 2012
   com.ubuntu.update-manager first-run false
   com.ubuntu.update-manager launch-time 1328292554
   com.ubuntu.update-manager show-details true
   com.ubuntu.update-manager window-height 640
   com.ubuntu.update-manager window-width 600
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha i386 (20120116.2)
  PackageArchitecture: all
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: update-manager
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-02-03 (0 days ago)

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