Jaunty Update Manager is broken

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 20:53:58 UTC 2009

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H.S. wrote:
> Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>> H.S. wrote:
>>> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>>> 	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!
>>> Looks like just a declaration. For if you wanted help, I am sure you are
>>> experienced enough to paste the exact error message you get or at least
>>> run "sudo aptitude update" from command line and paste what you get here.
>> Writing extended state information... Done
>> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty Release.gpg
>> Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Translation-en_US
>> Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security Release.gpg
>> Ign http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/main Translation-en_US
>> Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/restricted Translation-en_US
>> Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe Translation-en_US
>> Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/multiverse Translation-en_US
>> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates Release.gpg
>> Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/main Translation-en_US
>> Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
>> Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/universe Translation-en_US
>> Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
>> Ign http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/restricted Translation-en_US
>> Ign http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/universe Translation-en_US
>> Ign http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
>> Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security Release
>> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty Release
>> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates Release
>> Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/main Packages
>> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Packages
>> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/restricted Packages
>> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Sources
>> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/restricted Sources
>> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe Packages
>> Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/restricted Packages
>> Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/main Sources
>> Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/restricted Sources
>> Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/universe Packages
>> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/universe Sources
>> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/multiverse Packages
>> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/multiverse Sources
>> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/main Packages
>> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/restricted Packages
>> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/main Sources
>> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/restricted Sources
>> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/universe Packages
>> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/universe Sources
>> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/multiverse Packages
>> Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/universe Sources
>> Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/multiverse Packages
>> Hit http://security.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/multiverse Sources
>> Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-updates/multiverse Sources
>> Reading package lists... Done
>> karl at Jaunty:~$
>> That is update as of right now.
> Since you gave us this information, this shows that you were indeed
> interested in debugging the problem and wanted help.
> As you have seen, giving errors or system feedback is extremely useful
> in problem solving. Just complaining "it doesn't work" is not, let's
> just say, a sign of maturity. Giving such information helps readers to
> see what could be the problem and post relevant responses efficiently.
> This is helpful to everyone, to you and to readers, and keeps the list
> noise down. Could you please keep this in mind in future.
> From the info you pasted above, all seems to be working fine. Next, what
> happens when you do:
> $> sudo aptitude safe-upgrade
> Regards.
	First anything done right with the Terminal works fine. I just used the
Terminal to start the Synpatic File Manager and re-load the Update
Manager I had just killed. It doesn't work right because of the "root"
problem. I am on Jaunty now and have discovered what the problem is.

	Any call that requires a user supply a password before you use the
application does not work. I have tried many times and the call to the
password panel just times out and your effort dies.

	Does this ring a bell with anyone? I am thinking but nothing pops up.

73 Karl

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	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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