[xubuntu-users] Updating not working

John R. Sowden jsowden at americansentry.net
Thu Jul 30 09:03:02 UTC 2015

On 07/29/2015 10:46 PM, Andy Proctor wrote:
> On 29/07/15 23:02, John R. Sowden wrote:
>> Every day I get a message that there are updates pending.  I click on 
>> install, and it starts, then about 5 seconds later it stops and the 
>> window closes. No error message, etc.  Also the Software Updater does 
>> not work.  I am running xubuntu version 14.04 LTS
>> John
> Hello John,
> Have you tried updating from a command line?
> > sudo apt-get update
> followed by
> > sudo apt-get upgrade
> Any error messages or problems should be indicated in the terminal 
> which may help identify (or even rectify) the issue.
> Thanks
> Andy
I did as you suggested.  I got a long list of actions which I kept a 
copy of in a text file if needed.
Meantime I rebooted and got the following:  a window with "System 
Program Problem Detected  Report? Y/N"  I reported it.  I also got 
something else that I have been getting, a new window with 2 "sessions" 
to choose from, one in June and one in July,m, or a button for a "New 
Session".  I ried both, no difference.  The last thing I did was to run 
the 2 commands again.  Below is the text from the second command:

john at sentry16:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
[sudo] password for john:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
   linux-generic-lts-utopic linux-headers-generic-lts-utopic
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
john at sentry16:~$


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