System Update froze - UbuntuMATE 16-04

Bret Busby bret.busby at
Fri Jun 22 19:45:16 UTC 2018

On 23/06/2018, Oliver Grawert <ogra at> wrote:
> hi,
> Am Samstag, den 23.06.2018, 02:38 +0800 schrieb Bret Busby:
> ...
> lots and lots of stuff about having hacked around the proper upgrade
> process to apply it "in pieces" (nobody knows what you did here since
> you didnt tell us)
> ...

Okay then...

One partial update, was deselecting the update components that did not
include the name firefox - so as to upgrade firefox, and nothing else.

I deselected the Ubuntu base part, as that required about 500 of the
600 or700MB of free space, which is not available.

I do not remember what other components, exactly, were to be updated,
although, from menory, some Perl stuff was there.

So, I did it with each step involving what appeared to be related components.

But, and, I emphasise, I believe that I explicitly stated that the
progressive update in parts, was done on my souper dooper computer,
and, not the one that was harmed by attempting the full software

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 A Trilogy In Four Parts",
 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992


More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list