Comment 1 for bug 314495

Chris Crisafulli (itnet7) wrote :

Thanks for submitting this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better!

Can please provide us with a couple of details?

What version of ubuntu are you currently running?
Can you please attach a .txt file containing the output of: sudo aptitude show update-manager ?
Can you please attach a .txt file containing the output of: sudo aptitude show synaptic ?

Can you reproduce this by redoing certain commands? Can you list those commands here?

Can you also please have a look at this link: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/synaptic/+question/12093 You will find the fix in this post, if the issue matches your experience.

We might need to change the package from update-manager to synaptic.

In the link I pasted above if you want to follow what nicholas said worked for him you could run this command in a terminal to pull down the debian-package-database-rebuild script:

wget http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/examples/debian-package-database-rebuild

chmod +x debian-package-database-rebuild && sudo ./debian-package-database-rebuild.

Please use these commands with caution and make sure you backup your important data in case something happens out of the ordinary.

Hope this helps.

Chris