Problems Updating Lubuntu 12.04, 12.10, and 13.04 on Slow Machines

Yorvyk yorvik.ubunto at
Tue Apr 23 12:10:13 UTC 2013

On 13/04/13 18:28, Aere Greenway wrote:
> All:
> I have been observing a problem where on slow (450 megahertz) machines,
> the software updater window disappears, and the updates are applied in
> the background, with no notification of completion.
> Summary:
> On slow machines, the method of applying software updates is broken, and
> not something an ordinary user can deal with, or use with any real
> chance of success.
> If you can't update your system, then you system is not supported -
> despite what the website may claim.
> I have submitted a bug-report for this, but it has been declared
> "invalid" because my machine doesn't have a speed of 1 gigahertz, with 1
> gigabytes of RAM - despite the fact that I was using Lubuntu.
> Here is a link to the bug-report:
> Title: When applying software
> updates, updater window disappears
Have you tried Update-manager lately here seems to be some improvements 
and it appears to be behaving as it should on both 12.10 and Raring 
Ringtail although there doesn't seem to be any patches relating to this 


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