Ubuntu Update Manager freezes

Asked by cdoebbler on 2008-05-23

When I run the Ubuntu "Update Manager" it freezes and does not download or run updates. I can still use my computer, but the Updater just hangs. The Updater does open and lists about 30 updates. It used to run fine, but I have just updated Ubuntu about a week ago and now have this problem.

Any help welcome.

Question information

English Edit question
Ubuntu update-notifier Edit question
No assignee Edit question
Solved by:
Tony Mugan
Last query:
Last reply:
cdoebbler (cdoebbler) said : #1

Here is error report:

Laptop:~$ /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
30;2Laptop:~$ ls -lh /var/lib/apt/periodic/
total 0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2008-05-23 11:49 update-stamp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2008-05-23 11:48 update-success-stamp

golddust (golddust34) said : #2

Are you giving the updater enough time to do its thing? I'm a newbie with Ubuntu 8.04 just installed (dual boot w/Vista). I thought something was wrong also, but it just took a long time to get everything done.

cdoebbler (cdoebbler) said : #3

The first time I waited about and hour and forty five minutes. The second through tenth times I waited about twenty to forty minutes...that is let it run in the background.

When I try to close it is does not close and I have to reboot.

Best Tony Mugan (tmugan) said : #4

Have you tried running from commandline?

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

May also be worth going into the SYstem, Admin, Software Sources and choosing A new Server (Select "Best Server") in case it is just really slow.

cdoebbler (cdoebbler) said : #5

Thanks Tony Mugan, that solved my question.