Can't Update Ubuntu 9.04 (RESOLVED)

John Graddy jwgraddy at
Fri Jan 8 21:09:18 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-01-09 at 09:12 +1300, Tim Frost wrote:
> 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
the output from sudo apt-get update follows.  After doing the apt-get
update, the problem cleared up.


Hit jaunty Release.gpg
Ign jaunty/main Translation-en_US
Ign jaunty/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign jaunty/universe Translation-en_US
Ign jaunty/multiverse Translation-en_US
Get:1 jaunty-updates Release.gpg [189B]
Ign jaunty-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign jaunty-updates/restricted
Ign jaunty-updates/universe
Ign jaunty-updates/multiverse
Hit jaunty Release              
Get:2 jaunty-updates Release
Hit jaunty/main
Hit jaunty/restricted Packages  
Hit jaunty/main Sources         
Hit jaunty/restricted Sources   
Hit jaunty/universe Packages    
Hit jaunty/universe Sources     
Hit jaunty/multiverse Packages  
Hit jaunty/multiverse Sources   
Get:3 jaunty-updates/main Packages [214kB]
Get:4 jaunty-updates/restricted Packages
Get:5 jaunty-updates/main Sources
Get:6 jaunty-updates/restricted Sources
Get:7 jaunty-updates/universe Packages
Get:8 jaunty-updates/universe Sources
Get:9 jaunty-updates/multiverse Packages
Get:10 jaunty-updates/multiverse Sources
Get:11 jaunty-security Release.gpg
Ign jaunty-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign jaunty-security/restricted
Ign jaunty-security/universe
Ign jaunty-security/multiverse
Get:12 jaunty-security Release [57.9kB]
Get:13 jaunty-security/main Packages
Get:14 jaunty-security/restricted Packages
Get:15 jaunty-security/main Sources
Get:16 jaunty-security/restricted Sources
Get:17 jaunty-security/universe Packages
Get:18 jaunty-security/universe Sources
Get:19 jaunty-security/multiverse Packages
Get:20 jaunty-security/multiverse Sources
Fetched 771kB in 10s
Reading package lists... Done

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