Installation of software from the software centre often stalls halfway, and never continues. It also prevents the pc from shutting down (hours later)

Bug #682879 reported by Johnito on 2010-11-29
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apt (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

Often when I want to install new software from the software centre, the installation stalls halfway, and never continues. Today I tried to install Blender, but it also happened when trying to install LMMS, Muse, and other audio/video software.

Installing from synaptic is more succesful, though not always.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: software-center 3.0.5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-23.40-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-23-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Nov 29 22:45:05 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: software-center

Johnito (promootjouwband) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Thanks for this report, and sorry for the slow response.

Since you say the problem also occurs with Synaptic, this is probably a problem in apt, not in USC. Moving there.

If you still experience the problem, you could also help get this bug fixed by providing the error message:
1. close Ubuntu Software Center (or Synaptic), if it's open already
2. enter the command "software-center" (or "sudo synaptic") in a Terminal window
3. trigger the error
4. copy any error output from the Terminal window, and paste it into this bug report.

Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
affects: software-center (Ubuntu) → apt (Ubuntu)
Torsten Spindler (tspindler) wrote :

Does 'apt-get install' from the command line fail as well?

Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for apt (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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