Update Manager - locks up every time I try to run it

Bug #234687 reported by Jerome on 2008-05-25
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

I'm new to Linux/trying it out. Running Ubuntu 8.04. A notification in the upper righthand corner indicates that I have updates ready to install. However, when trying to run the update manager....the app just dims out and freezers. I can force quit from the 'System Monitor', but the same thing happens if I again try to run the update. I tried to de-select most of the updates, and just run ~3 of them. but the same lock-up results. Any advice re: resolving the problem would be appreciated: <email address hidden>

crf (chrisfahlman) wrote :

I think this is a duplicate of another bug.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gksu/+bug/187982

You can try in the terminal running
sudo update-manager

There are some other work-arounds to try in that bug.

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Thanks in advance.

Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Medium

Chris: yes...the problem persisted. Prompted by this bug, as well as
problems using my wireless PCI card, I un-installed Ubuntu and went
back to Windoze. The problems may have been unique to my PC...I don't
know. I could probably figure it out if I had more time to work on it,
but I do not. In any case, I gave up. However, when released I do plan
to try/test the next Ubuntu version. Overall, the OS is good. Thanks.
Jason

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 10:32 AM, Chris Coulson
<email address hidden> wrote:
> Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make
> Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been
> any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue
> for you? Thanks in advance.
>
> ** Changed in: update-manager (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
> ** Changed in: update-manager (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided => Medium
>
> --
> Update Manager - locks up every time I try to run it
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/234687
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in "update-manager" source package in Ubuntu: Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> I'm new to Linux/trying it out. Running Ubuntu 8.04. A notification in the upper righthand corner indicates that I have updates ready to install. However, when trying to run the update manager....the app just dims out and freezers. I can force quit from the 'System Monitor', but the same thing happens if I again try to run the update. I tried to de-select most of the updates, and just run ~3 of them. but the same lock-up results. Any advice re: resolving the problem would be appreciated: <email address hidden>
>

Dimitrios Symeonidis (azimout) wrote :

the reporter gave up

Changed in update-manager:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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