Jaunty Update Manager is broken

Tony Baldwin photodharma at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 15:57:20 UTC 2009

Steve Flynn wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 4:05 PM, Karl Larsen<klarsen1 at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>        I woke up this morning with Update Manager almost but not quite fully
>> functional. I could not get it to d/l the updates so I opened a terminal
>> and used update and upgrade and got the updates.
>>        Update Manager will not quit, work or nothing. I am going to use the
>> update Manager to delete this but it refused. It said use the synastic
>> package manager but now THAT will not come up even after giving it the
>> root password!
>>        So I am going to leave Jaunty for good. It is really broken BAD!
> I'd hazard a guess that yours is "broken BAD" (woeful English by the
> way) but for the rest of us it's working perfectly well.
> What output do you get if you run synastic (sic) from the command line?

I can't get synastic to run either...I can't even find it!  LOL!!

Honestly though, if
aptitude update && aptitude safe-upgrade
(or apt-get, if you prefer, but I recommend aptitude)
works, why leave?
maybe it will fix 'synastic' and update-manager.

also, Karl, pay attention here:

# sudo su
$ synaptic 2> synasticerrors.txt
then send us the content of synasticderrors.txt

I say do sudo su, first, rather than sudo synaptic or gksu,
because I want to be certain we have the errors from synaptic, not from 
gksu or sudo.

Then again, you might just get

$ synastic
synastic: command not found

Pay attention to the spelling!



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