Can't Update Ubuntu 9.04

Tim Frost timfrost at
Fri Jan 8 20:12:10 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-01-08 at 10:51 -0600, John Graddy wrote:
> I have a solid red circle with a horizontal white line at the top of the
> screen (notification panel?) in Ubuntu 9.04.  I'm not sure when it first
> appeared.  When I put the mouse cursor over the circle, I get the pop-up
> message "A problem occurred when checking for the updates."  If I click
> the circle, I get a VERY BRIEF flash on the screen which looks like the
> notification that comes up when updates are available.

[synaptic/update manager results trimmed]

> If I do sudo apt-get install update, my password is requested and I get
> Reading package lists... Done
> Segmentation faulty tree... 0% 

What is the output of
	sudo apt-get update

(that is the correct command to update the package lists - your command
as posted is trying to install a package named update)


Tim Frost <timfrost at>
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