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

Aere Greenway Aere at
Sat May 4 23:12:44 UTC 2013

On 04/23/2013 06:10 AM, Yorvyk wrote:
> 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 problem.
The problem may be fixed in 12.10, but it has never yet worked in 13.04, 
and I will be going back to the manual update method, so I won't know if 
it gets fixed (unless they someday respond to the bug report).


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