Jaunty Update Manager is broken
Karl F. Larsen
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 18:17:22 UTC 2009
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Tony Baldwin wrote:
> 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
This worked and gives me a root Terminal.
> $ synaptic 2> synasticerrors.txt
> then send us the content of synasticderrors.txt
I cannot find synasticderrors.txt because the above just started
synastic in a normal way.
> 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!
I do spell it right and I have used synastic from the Terminal and it
I think it might be an update this morning. I have not updated my Jaunty
laptop and I will see if it is better.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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