Update check is failing

David Fletcher dave at thefletchers.net
Fri Mar 11 09:52:20 UTC 2016

On Thu, 2016-03-10 at 16:29 -0800, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:

> Hmm.  Updates via the Software Updater, or some other way?

I always use the terminal - sudo aptitude update, sudo aptitude upgrade.

>         PS it's better to follow local protocols and not top post.
> Yes, I know.  It's just a hard habit to get into, since mostly I'm
> doing regular email, where top-posting is the norm.

It's good to learn to switch depending on different environments. A more
extreme example - if I drive down to Portsmouth and take the car ferry
to Santander, I have to remember to drive on the wrong side of the road
when I get off in Spain.

>         PPS you are running a 64 bit OS?
> Yes.  Version 49.0.2623.87 (64-bit) just like you.

I suspect, then, that you've successfully updated Chrome to the latest
version and that if you look at the script I mentioned earlier you will
find that it's been modified in lines 24 and 25.

Have you now got the green Up to Date tick?

BTW as I might have mentioned earlier, I'm actually using Mint 17 with
the Mate desktop, because I prefer this desktop. It should make no
difference here because it's Ubuntu 14.04 under the hood.

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