"automatic" updates not working?

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Sun Sep 17 22:15:45 UTC 2006


On Sun, 2006-09-17 at 17:01 -0500, Jeff wrote:

> I have been playing around with Ubuntu (one box has the desktop, the other
> the server) for a couple of weeks.
> I have LOTS of questions, but generally have gotten the system to work
> well and am impressed.
> One question I want to ask now is regarding the system updates.  When I
> log in, it tells me that there are updates.  When I try to go through
> installing them, it tells me that it can't connect to the server to
> install them.  I have the same problem trying to populate the list of
> possible program updates.

Presumably you can access the Internet using a WEB browser etc?

You could try running the following in a terminal window and posting the
output here:

	sudo apt-get update

Then we might be able to help better.

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