Jaunty Update Manager is broken

Tony Baldwin photodharma at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 18:42:48 UTC 2009

Karl F. Larsen wrote:
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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:
>> do
>> # sudo su
> 	This worked and gives me a root Terminal.
>> $ synaptic 2> synasticerrors.txt
>> then send us the content of synasticderrors.txt

It's probably in /root
You might have to chmod it to read it.
or while still signed in as root do
$ cat synasticerrors.txt
and cut-n-paste from your terminal (if you use one that supports 

But, hey, if it's now working, you're probably not getting any errors.
As mentioned previously, it was likely not starting because 
update-manager was hanging, and now that is resolved, from what I 

good luck

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