Software updater no longer functional

MR ZenWiz mrzenwiz at
Tue Jan 24 23:11:04 UTC 2017

On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 1:58 PM, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
> On 24 January 2017 at 21:37, MR ZenWiz <mrzenwiz at> wrote:
>> First, thanks to all who responded.  Unfortunately, none of the
>> suggestions has had any impact.  The apt-get commands all succeeded
>> without any fuss or significant output.  The updater indicator remains
>> a red dot with the white line through it, and the updater fails every
>> time.  If I click on the "Show Updates", it does nothing.  If I click
>> "Check for updates", it goes out and get the updates to display, but
>> when I click on "Install Now", the updater shows a blank update window
>> and never does anything.
> Have you recently updated to 16.04? In which case perhaps [0] is
> related. In fact it may be related anyway.
> What does apt-cache policy update-manager show?
> Colin
> [0]
admar at marbase:~/Downloads $ sudo apt-cache policy update-manager
[sudo] password for admar:
  Installed: 1:16.04.5
  Candidate: 1:16.04.5
  Version table:
 *** 1:16.04.5 500
        500 xenial-updates/main
amd64 Packages
        500 xenial-updates/main
i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:16.04.3 500
        500 xenial/main amd64 Packages
        500 xenial/main i386 Packages

I see the errors noted in the bug - I posted a text file with them in
it at the beginning of this thread.

I've done a fair number of updates since 9/9/2016, and the error is
still happening.  Is there another patch I can/need to install?

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