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  1. Ubuntu updates won't download

    I downloaded the ISO for Ubuntu 7.10, burned a CD of it, and installed
    Ubuntu
    on my desktop, on its own HDD. Soon afterwards, I received lots of updates
    which installed successfully. Then I used the same CD to install Ubuntu into
    a Toshiba laptop as a dual-boot system co-existing with Vista. It installed
    OK and runs OK but has never had any updates. Both machines connect
    instantly to the Internet and both use Firefox.
    The broadband modem is wired to a hub, and the desktop is wired to that hub.
    The laptop communicates with the same hub by wireless.
    Does anyone know why the laptop doesn't get updated?
    I would be grateful for your thoughts.




  2. Re: Ubuntu updates won't download

    L.A.T. illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
    > I downloaded the ISO for Ubuntu 7.10, burned a CD of it, and installed
    > Ubuntu
    > on my desktop, on its own HDD. Soon afterwards, I received lots of updates
    > which installed successfully. Then I used the same CD to install Ubuntu into
    > a Toshiba laptop as a dual-boot system co-existing with Vista. It installed
    > OK and runs OK but has never had any updates. Both machines connect
    > instantly to the Internet and both use Firefox.
    > The broadband modem is wired to a hub, and the desktop is wired to that hub.
    > The laptop communicates with the same hub by wireless.
    > Does anyone know why the laptop doesn't get updated?
    > I would be grateful for your thoughts.


    Your update manager connects and checks for updates just once a day
    (around 3am in my case). If your computer is switched off at this time,
    it won't find any.

    The solution is to do a manual update.

    This is usually at
    System -> Administration -> Update Manager

    Click the "check for updates" button.

    or, alternatively, open a terminal window
    Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

    Type
    $ sudo apt-get update
    {enter your passowrd - this is the log in password}

    After it's finished working, type the following...
    $ sudo apt-get upgrade

    Enter the letter "y" when prompted let it run and install the
    programs, without closing the terminal window.

    Voila, your system will then be up to date.

    --
    Moog

    "If this is gonna be that kinda party I'm gonna stick my dick in the
    mashed potatoes"

  3. Re: Ubuntu updates won't download


    "Moog" wrote in message
    news:656bpuF2e64qnU2@mid.individual.net...
    > L.A.T. illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
    >> I downloaded the ISO for Ubuntu 7.10, burned a CD of it, and installed
    >> Ubuntu
    >> on my desktop, on its own HDD. Soon afterwards, I received lots of
    >> updates
    >> which installed successfully. Then I used the same CD to install Ubuntu
    >> into
    >> a Toshiba laptop as a dual-boot system co-existing with Vista. It
    >> installed
    >> OK and runs OK but has never had any updates. Both machines connect
    >> instantly to the Internet and both use Firefox.
    >> The broadband modem is wired to a hub, and the desktop is wired to that
    >> hub.
    >> The laptop communicates with the same hub by wireless.
    >> Does anyone know why the laptop doesn't get updated?
    >> I would be grateful for your thoughts.

    >
    > Your update manager connects and checks for updates just once a day
    > (around 3am in my case). If your computer is switched off at this time,
    > it won't find any.
    >
    > The solution is to do a manual update.
    >
    > This is usually at
    > System -> Administration -> Update Manager
    >
    > Click the "check for updates" button.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>Any time I do this, The message at the top of the window is
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>"your computer is up-to-date"

    > or, alternatively, open a terminal window
    > Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal
    >
    > Type
    > $ sudo apt-get update
    > {enter your passowrd - this is the log in password}
    >
    > After it's finished working, type the following...
    > $ sudo apt-get upgrade
    >
    > Enter the letter "y" when prompted let it run and install the
    > programs, without closing the terminal window.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>I have never tried this before, but when I did it just now,
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>the responses indicated that "0" updates had ben applied and
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>the whole process was over in seconds.


    > Voila, your system will then be up to date.
    >>>>>>>>>>Thank you for your prompt response.
    >>>>>>>>>Surely it is not possible that all the upgrades that were applied
    >>>>>>>>>to the desktop were not applicable to the laptop and therefore
    >>>>>>>>>unnecessary.


    >
    > --
    > Moog
    >
    > "If this is gonna be that kinda party I'm gonna stick my dick in the
    > mashed potatoes"




  4. Re: Ubuntu updates won't download

    L.A.T. illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:

    >
    >> The solution is to do a manual update.
    >>
    >> This is usually at
    >> System -> Administration -> Update Manager
    >>
    >> Click the "check for updates" button.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Any time I do this, The message at the top of the window is
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>"your computer is up-to-date"


    Interresting. So the update must have already been applied.

    Something you could check is your software sources.
    System -> Administration -> Software sources.
    Make sure there is a "tick" next to "main" (and any other repositories
    you wish to check.

    Then run update manager again

    What may be happening is that here are no sources selected and
    therefore nothing for update manager to check against.

    Anyway.

    >> or, alternatively, open a terminal window
    >> Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal
    >>
    >> Type
    >> $ sudo apt-get update
    >> {enter your passowrd - this is the log in password}
    >>
    >> After it's finished working, type the following...
    >> $ sudo apt-get upgrade
    >>
    >> Enter the letter "y" when prompted let it run and install the
    >> programs, without closing the terminal window.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>I have never tried this before, but when I did it just now,
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>the responses indicated that "0" updates had ben applied and
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>the whole process was over in seconds.


    OK. So that confirms that you are either up to date or the machine is
    not checking against any repositories.

    >> Voila, your system will then be up to date.
    >>>>>>>>>>>Thank you for your prompt response.
    >>>>>>>>>>Surely it is not possible that all the upgrades that were applied
    >>>>>>>>>>to the desktop were not applicable to the laptop and therefore
    >>>>>>>>>>unnecessary.


    There may be certain packages on your desktop that aren't on your
    laptop, but the vast majority will be identical. So in answer, no. It
    is not possible.

    One thing, it is quite difficult to pick out your response. You have
    used a number of ">"s. These aren't required or your newsreader is
    adding them. For clarity, consider removing them from any post you
    make.

    Thanks

    --
    Moog

    "If this is gonna be that kinda party I'm gonna stick my dick in the
    mashed potatoes"

  5. Re: Ubuntu updates won't download


    "Moog" wrote in message
    news:656h6sF2eiiqkU2@mid.individual.net...
    > L.A.T. illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
    >
    >>
    >>> The solution is to do a manual update.
    >>>
    >>> This is usually at
    >>> System -> Administration -> Update Manager
    >>>
    >>> Click the "check for updates" button.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Any time I do this, The message at the top of the window is
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>"your computer is up-to-date"

    >
    > Interresting. So the update must have already been applied.
    >
    > Something you could check is your software sources.
    > System -> Administration -> Software sources.
    > Make sure there is a "tick" next to "main" (and any other repositories
    > you wish to check.
    >
    > Then run update manager again
    >
    > What may be happening is that here are no sources selected and
    > therefore nothing for update manager to check against.
    >
    > Anyway.
    >
    >>> or, alternatively, open a terminal window
    >>> Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal
    >>>
    >>> Type
    >>> $ sudo apt-get update
    >>> {enter your passowrd - this is the log in password}
    >>>
    >>> After it's finished working, type the following...
    >>> $ sudo apt-get upgrade
    >>>
    >>> Enter the letter "y" when prompted let it run and install the
    >>> programs, without closing the terminal window.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>I have never tried this before, but when I did it just now,
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>the responses indicated that "0" updates had ben applied
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>and
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>the whole process was over in seconds.

    >
    > OK. So that confirms that you are either up to date or the machine is
    > not checking against any repositories.
    >
    >>> Voila, your system will then be up to date.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>Thank you for your prompt response.
    >>>>>>>>>>>Surely it is not possible that all the upgrades that were applied
    >>>>>>>>>>>to the desktop were not applicable to the laptop and therefore
    >>>>>>>>>>>unnecessary.

    >
    > There may be certain packages on your desktop that aren't on your
    > laptop, but the vast majority will be identical. So in answer, no. It
    > is not possible.
    >
    > One thing, it is quite difficult to pick out your response. You have
    > used a number of ">"s. These aren't required or your newsreader is
    > adding them. For clarity, consider removing them from any post you
    > make.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > --
    > Moog
    >
    > "If this is gonna be that kinda party I'm gonna stick my dick in the
    > mashed potatoes"


    There was nothing ticked in the Software Sources so I ticked Main as you
    suggested and got fourteen small updates.
    Nothing like the eighty or so that the desktop had, but updates nonetheless.

    Thank you. I will now look at the desktop to see if anything is ticked
    there.



  6. Re: Ubuntu updates won't download

    L.A.T. schreef:
    > "Moog" wrote in message


    >>
    >> Enter the letter "y" when prompted let it run and install the
    >> programs, without closing the terminal window.

    I have never tried this before, but when I did it just now,
    the responses indicated that "0" updates had ben applied and
    the whole process was over in seconds.
    >
    >> Voila, your system will then be up to date.

    Thank you for your prompt response.
    Surely it is not possible that all the upgrades that were applied
    to the desktop were not applicable to the laptop and therefore
    unnecessary.
    >


    I've once seen a computer that was installed off line and the result was
    that only the CD/DVD was enabled in the repositories list.

    Can you please copy and past the content of /etc/apt/sources.list in
    your next post?

  7. Re: Ubuntu updates won't download


    "L.A.T." wrote in message
    news:5CoHj.3788$n8.2228@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
    >
    > "Moog" wrote in message
    > news:656h6sF2eiiqkU2@mid.individual.net...
    >> L.A.T. illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>> The solution is to do a manual update.
    >>>>
    >>>> This is usually at
    >>>> System -> Administration -> Update Manager
    >>>>
    >>>> Click the "check for updates" button.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Any time I do this, The message at the top of the window is
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>"your computer is up-to-date"

    >>
    >> Interresting. So the update must have already been applied.
    >>
    >> Something you could check is your software sources.
    >> System -> Administration -> Software sources.
    >> Make sure there is a "tick" next to "main" (and any other repositories
    >> you wish to check.
    >>
    >> Then run update manager again
    >>
    >> What may be happening is that here are no sources selected and
    >> therefore nothing for update manager to check against.
    >>
    >> Anyway.
    >>
    >>>> or, alternatively, open a terminal window
    >>>> Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal
    >>>>
    >>>> Type
    >>>> $ sudo apt-get update
    >>>> {enter your passowrd - this is the log in password}
    >>>>
    >>>> After it's finished working, type the following...
    >>>> $ sudo apt-get upgrade
    >>>>
    >>>> Enter the letter "y" when prompted let it run and install the
    >>>> programs, without closing the terminal window.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>I have never tried this before, but when I did it just
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>now,
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>the responses indicated that "0" updates had ben applied
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>and
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>the whole process was over in seconds.

    >>
    >> OK. So that confirms that you are either up to date or the machine is
    >> not checking against any repositories.
    >>
    >>>> Voila, your system will then be up to date.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>Thank you for your prompt response.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>Surely it is not possible that all the upgrades that were
    >>>>>>>>>>>>applied
    >>>>>>>>>>>>to the desktop were not applicable to the laptop and therefore
    >>>>>>>>>>>>unnecessary.

    >>
    >> There may be certain packages on your desktop that aren't on your
    >> laptop, but the vast majority will be identical. So in answer, no. It
    >> is not possible.
    >>
    >> One thing, it is quite difficult to pick out your response. You have
    >> used a number of ">"s. These aren't required or your newsreader is
    >> adding them. For clarity, consider removing them from any post you
    >> make.
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> --
    >> Moog
    >>
    >> "If this is gonna be that kinda party I'm gonna stick my dick in the
    >> mashed potatoes"

    >
    > There was nothing ticked in the Software Sources so I ticked Main as you
    > suggested and got fourteen small updates.
    > Nothing like the eighty or so that the desktop had, but updates
    > nonetheless.
    >
    > Thank you. I will now look at the desktop to see if anything is ticked
    > there.

    The desktop has all but the Source Code boxes ticked.
    When I installed from the CD originally, I didn't tick any boxes on either
    machine.
    It looks as if the desktop defaulted to having the boxes ticked.
    I was wrong about the laptop getting updates just now.
    What I was getting was something else. Any time I tick or un-tick any of
    those boxes I get some activity from Ubuntu somewhere.
    Just now I had a notification on the desktop that I had one update available
    and downloaded it immediately.
    I have had no similar notification on the laptop.
    I do think, once again, that the laptop has never had any updates.



  8. Re: Ubuntu updates won't download


    "Dirk T. Verbeek" wrote in message
    news:47ee193b$0$14347$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl...
    > L.A.T. schreef:
    >> "Moog" wrote in message

    >
    >>>
    >>> Enter the letter "y" when prompted let it run and install the
    >>> programs, without closing the terminal window.

    > I have never tried this before, but when I did it just now,
    > the responses indicated that "0" updates had ben applied and
    > the whole process was over in seconds.
    >>
    >>> Voila, your system will then be up to date.

    > Thank you for your prompt response.
    > Surely it is not possible that all the upgrades that were applied
    > to the desktop were not applicable to the laptop and therefore
    > unnecessary.
    >>

    >
    > I've once seen a computer that was installed off line and the result was
    > that only the CD/DVD was enabled in the repositories list.
    >
    > Can you please copy and past the content of /etc/apt/sources.list in your
    > next post?

    When I work out how to do it, I will.



  9. Re: Ubuntu updates won't download

    L.A.T. illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:

    >
    > There was nothing ticked in the Software Sources


    And therein was your problem.

    > so I ticked Main as you suggested and got fourteen small updates.


    I have all ticked, but you probably won't need "sources". The univers
    and multiverse repositories offer differing things such as multimedia
    suppot etc.

    > Nothing like the eighty or so that the desktop had, but updates nonetheless.


    I've explained that above.

    > Thank you. I will now look at the desktop to see if anything is ticked
    > there.


    It will be. No ticks, nothing to check against.

    --
    Moog

    "If this is gonna be that kinda party I'm gonna stick my dick in the
    mashed potatoes"

  10. Re: Ubuntu updates won't download

    L.A.T. illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:

    >
    > The desktop has all but the Source Code boxes ticked.
    > When I installed from the CD originally, I didn't tick any boxes on either
    > machine.
    > It looks as if the desktop defaulted to having the boxes ticked.
    > I was wrong about the laptop getting updates just now.
    > What I was getting was something else. Any time I tick or un-tick any of
    > those boxes I get some activity from Ubuntu somewhere.
    > Just now I had a notification on the desktop that I had one update available
    > and downloaded it immediately.
    > I have had no similar notification on the laptop.
    > I do think, once again, that the laptop has never had any updates.


    On your laptop, open up the following file and copy and paste it's
    contents into this thread.

    Open a terminal and type
    $ gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

    Paste the output here.

    --
    Moog

    "If this is gonna be that kinda party I'm gonna stick my dick in the
    mashed potatoes"

  11. Re: Ubuntu updates won't download


    "Moog" wrote in message
    news:657aipF2ed00oU2@mid.individual.net...
    > L.A.T. illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
    >
    >>
    >> The desktop has all but the Source Code boxes ticked.
    >> When I installed from the CD originally, I didn't tick any boxes on
    >> either
    >> machine.
    >> It looks as if the desktop defaulted to having the boxes ticked.
    >> I was wrong about the laptop getting updates just now.
    >> What I was getting was something else. Any time I tick or un-tick any of
    >> those boxes I get some activity from Ubuntu somewhere.
    >> Just now I had a notification on the desktop that I had one update
    >> available
    >> and downloaded it immediately.
    >> I have had no similar notification on the laptop.
    >> I do think, once again, that the laptop has never had any updates.

    >
    > On your laptop, open up the following file and copy and paste it's
    > contents into this thread.
    >
    > Open a terminal and type
    > $ gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    >
    > Paste the output here.

    I am accessing this newsgroup on an XP machine.
    I don't yet know how to access newsgroups on the Ubuntu machine, so I can't
    paste the page-and-a-half of output.
    Most of it consists of comments saying
    "Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:"
    and
    "Uncomment the following................"

    Does that mean the installation was incomplete or faulty?

    Thanks again

    Tony

    >
    > --
    > Moog
    >
    > "If this is gonna be that kinda party I'm gonna stick my dick in the
    > mashed potatoes"




  12. Re: Ubuntu updates won't download


    "Moog" wrote in message
    news:657aipF2ed00oU2@mid.individual.net...
    > L.A.T. illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
    >
    >>
    >> The desktop has all but the Source Code boxes ticked.
    >> When I installed from the CD originally, I didn't tick any boxes on
    >> either
    >> machine.
    >> It looks as if the desktop defaulted to having the boxes ticked.
    >> I was wrong about the laptop getting updates just now.
    >> What I was getting was something else. Any time I tick or un-tick any of
    >> those boxes I get some activity from Ubuntu somewhere.
    >> Just now I had a notification on the desktop that I had one update
    >> available
    >> and downloaded it immediately.
    >> I have had no similar notification on the laptop.
    >> I do think, once again, that the laptop has never had any updates.

    >
    > On your laptop, open up the following file and copy and paste it's
    > contents into this thread.
    >
    > Open a terminal and type
    > $ gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    >
    > Paste the output here.

    deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016)]/ gutsy main
    restricted
    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer versions of the distribution.

    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted

    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates main restricted
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates main restricted

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    ## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
    ## team.
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy universe
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy universe
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates universe
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates universe

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    ## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
    ## security team.
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy multiverse
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy multiverse
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates multiverse
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates multiverse

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
    ## repository.
    ## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
    ## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
    ## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
    ## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
    ## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    # deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-backports main restricted
    universe multiverse
    # deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-backports main
    restricted universe multiverse

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
    ## 'partner' repository. This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is
    ## offered by Canonical and the respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu
    ## users.
    # deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu gutsy partner
    # deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu gutsy partner

    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security main restricted
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security main restricted
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security universe
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security universe
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    # deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security multiverse
    # Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main universe restricted
    multiverse
    # deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security multiverse


    --
    No virus found in this incoming message.
    Checked by AVG.
    Version: 7.5.519 / Virus Database: 269.22.1/1348 - Release Date: 3/28/2008
    10:58 AM

    >
    > --
    > Moog
    >
    > "If this is gonna be that kinda party I'm gonna stick my dick in the
    > mashed potatoes"




  13. Re: Ubuntu updates won't download

    On Sun, 30 Mar 2008 02:51:58 GMT, "L.A.T." wrote:

    >
    >"Moog" wrote in message
    >news:657aipF2ed00oU2@mid.individual.net...
    >> L.A.T. illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> The desktop has all but the Source Code boxes ticked.
    >>> When I installed from the CD originally, I didn't tick any boxes on
    >>> either
    >>> machine.
    >>> It looks as if the desktop defaulted to having the boxes ticked.
    >>> I was wrong about the laptop getting updates just now.
    >>> What I was getting was something else. Any time I tick or un-tick any of
    >>> those boxes I get some activity from Ubuntu somewhere.
    >>> Just now I had a notification on the desktop that I had one update
    >>> available
    >>> and downloaded it immediately.
    >>> I have had no similar notification on the laptop.
    >>> I do think, once again, that the laptop has never had any updates.

    >>
    >> On your laptop, open up the following file and copy and paste it's
    >> contents into this thread.
    >>
    >> Open a terminal and type
    >> $ gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    >>
    >> Paste the output here.

    >deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016)]/ gutsy main
    >restricted


    comment out (put a # at the beginning of) the deb cdrom line above
    then remove the "# " from all the deb lines below. Save the changes
    then run "sudo apt-get update" and "sudo apt-get upgrade" (without the
    quotes) again.

    type sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list - you must use sudo or you won't
    be able to save your changes. gedit will save a backup copy of the
    original in ~sources.list in case things go wrong.

    ># See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    ># newer versions of the distribution.
    >
    ># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    ># deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted
    ># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    ># deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted
    >
    >## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    >## distribution.
    ># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    ># deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates main restricted
    ># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    ># deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates main restricted
    >
    >## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    >## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    >## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    >## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
    >## team.
    ># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    ># deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy universe
    ># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    ># deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy universe
    ># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    ># deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates universe
    ># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    ># deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates universe
    >
    >## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    >## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    >## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    >## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
    >## security team.
    ># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    ># deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy multiverse
    ># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    ># deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy multiverse
    ># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    ># deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates multiverse
    ># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    ># deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates multiverse
    >
    >## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
    >## repository.
    >## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
    >## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
    >## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
    >## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
    >## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    ># deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-backports main restricted
    >universe multiverse
    ># deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-backports main
    >restricted universe multiverse
    >
    >## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
    >## 'partner' repository. This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is
    >## offered by Canonical and the respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu
    >## users.
    ># deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu gutsy partner
    ># deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu gutsy partner
    >
    ># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    ># deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security main restricted
    ># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    ># deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security main restricted
    ># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    ># deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security universe
    ># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    ># deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security universe
    ># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    ># deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security multiverse
    ># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    >deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main universe restricted
    >multiverse
    ># deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security multiverse



  14. Re: Ubuntu updates won't download


    "Roy Strachan" wrote in message
    news:tqguu35ufcppoj7vq0ns5ebcok7us4kl6k@4ax.com...
    > On Sun, 30 Mar 2008 02:51:58 GMT, "L.A.T." wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"Moog" wrote in message
    >>news:657aipF2ed00oU2@mid.individual.net...
    >>> L.A.T. illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> The desktop has all but the Source Code boxes ticked.
    >>>> When I installed from the CD originally, I didn't tick any boxes on
    >>>> either
    >>>> machine.
    >>>> It looks as if the desktop defaulted to having the boxes ticked.
    >>>> I was wrong about the laptop getting updates just now.
    >>>> What I was getting was something else. Any time I tick or un-tick any
    >>>> of
    >>>> those boxes I get some activity from Ubuntu somewhere.
    >>>> Just now I had a notification on the desktop that I had one update
    >>>> available
    >>>> and downloaded it immediately.
    >>>> I have had no similar notification on the laptop.
    >>>> I do think, once again, that the laptop has never had any updates.
    >>>
    >>> On your laptop, open up the following file and copy and paste it's
    >>> contents into this thread.
    >>>
    >>> Open a terminal and type
    >>> $ gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    >>>
    >>> Paste the output here.

    >>deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016)]/ gutsy
    >>main
    >>restricted

    >
    > comment out (put a # at the beginning of) the deb cdrom line above
    > then remove the "# " from all the deb lines below. Save the changes
    > then run "sudo apt-get update" and "sudo apt-get upgrade" (without the
    > quotes) again.
    >
    > type sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list - you must use sudo or you won't
    > be able to save your changes. gedit will save a backup copy of the
    > original in ~sources.list in case things go wrong.



    Yes!!
    I have 209 updates.
    Thank you very much for that.
    I am not yet going to try to understand what happened. That way madness
    lies.


    >># See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    >># newer versions of the distribution.
    >>
    >># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    >># deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted
    >># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    >># deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted
    >>
    >>## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    >>## distribution.
    >># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    >># deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates main restricted
    >># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    >># deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates main
    >>restricted
    >>
    >>## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the
    >>Ubuntu
    >>## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as
    >>to
    >>## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    >>## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
    >>security
    >>## team.
    >># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    >># deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy universe
    >># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    >># deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy universe
    >># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    >># deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates universe
    >># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    >># deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates universe
    >>
    >>## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the
    >>Ubuntu
    >>## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as
    >>to
    >>## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    >>## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
    >>## security team.
    >># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    >># deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy multiverse
    >># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    >># deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy multiverse
    >># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    >># deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates multiverse
    >># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    >># deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates multiverse
    >>
    >>## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
    >>## repository.
    >>## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
    >>## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
    >>## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
    >>## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any
    >>review
    >>## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    >># deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-backports main restricted
    >>universe multiverse
    >># deb-src http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-backports main
    >>restricted universe multiverse
    >>
    >>## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
    >>## 'partner' repository. This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is
    >>## offered by Canonical and the respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu
    >>## users.
    >># deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu gutsy partner
    >># deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu gutsy partner
    >>
    >># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    >># deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security main restricted
    >># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    >># deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security main restricted
    >># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    >># deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security universe
    >># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    >># deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security universe
    >># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    >># deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security multiverse
    >># Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
    >>deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main universe restricted
    >>multiverse
    >># deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security multiverse

    >




  15. Re: Ubuntu updates won't download

    L.A.T. illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:

    >
    > Yes!!
    > I have 209 updates.
    > Thank you very much for that.
    > I am not yet going to try to understand what happened. That way madness
    > lies.


    It's relatively easy to explain. When you installed Ubuntu on your
    laptop, the repositories where automagically commented out. This was
    because the system saw an error in finding them.

    It did this to "protect" your system.

    --
    Moog

    "If this is gonna be that kinda party I'm gonna stick my dick in the
    mashed potatoes"

  16. Re: Ubuntu updates won't download

    L.A.T. schreef:

    > Yes!!
    > I have 209 updates.
    > Thank you very much for that.
    > I am not yet going to try to understand what happened. That way madness
    > lies.
    >

    Good to see my original hunch was correct

    Success with you up to date laptop!

  17. Re: Ubuntu updates won't download

    On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 08:09:34 +0000, Moog wrote:

    > L.A.T. illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
    >> I downloaded the ISO for Ubuntu 7.10, burned a CD of it, and installed
    >> Ubuntu
    >> on my desktop, on its own HDD. Soon afterwards, I received lots of
    >> updates which installed successfully. Then I used the same CD to
    >> install Ubuntu into a Toshiba laptop as a dual-boot system co-existing
    >> with Vista. It installed OK and runs OK but has never had any updates.
    >> Both machines connect instantly to the Internet and both use Firefox.
    >> The broadband modem is wired to a hub, and the desktop is wired to that
    >> hub. The laptop communicates with the same hub by wireless. Does anyone
    >> know why the laptop doesn't get updated? I would be grateful for your
    >> thoughts.

    >
    > Your update manager connects and checks for updates just once a day
    > (around 3am in my case). If your computer is switched off at this time,
    > it won't find any.


    My computer also never does an auto update. This is despite the fact
    that under start-up programs at System > Preferences > Sessions, I have
    selected the update notification daemon to run on start-up. I have to
    manually run Update Manager once every couple of weeks.


  18. Re: Ubuntu updates won't download


    "firebrand" wrote in message
    news:47f17e05$0$1403$c5fe31e7@reader.usenet4all.se ...
    > On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 08:09:34 +0000, Moog wrote:
    >


    > My computer also never does an auto update. This is despite the fact
    > that under start-up programs at System > Preferences > Sessions, I have
    > selected the update notification daemon to run on start-up. I have to
    > manually run Update Manager once every couple of weeks.
    >

    Are you logged in as root? If so that's your problem.



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