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Old 12-22-2011, 05:38 PM   #1
AlexOnVinyl
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Registered: Aug 2011
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Question Natty 32bit is giving me the error ďa problem occurred when checking for updatesĒ


I've already tried doing what was listed here: Update manager: "A problem occurred when checking for the updates" but it didnt work.

Every time I click on the red circle with the line through it the update manager pops up and then goes away.

When I try to do
Code:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
here's the output:

Code:
Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease
Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease                                      
Get:1 http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg [198 B]                          
Ign http://archive.getdeb.net natty-getdeb InRelease                           
Get:2 http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg [198 B]                          
Get:3 http://dl.google.com stable Release [1,347 B]                            
Ign http://archive.canonical.com natty InRelease                               
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty InRelease                               
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates InRelease                       
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty InRelease                                   
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com natty InRelease                                  
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty InRelease                                   
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty InRelease                                   
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security InRelease                        
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty InRelease                                   
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org natty InRelease                              
Hit http://deb.torproject.org natty InRelease                                  
Get:4 http://dl.google.com stable Release [1,347 B]                            
Get:5 http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages [1,214 B]                 
Hit http://archive.canonical.com natty Release.gpg                             
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty Release.gpg                             
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com natty Release.gpg                                 
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com natty Release.gpg                                
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main TranslationIndex                          
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty InRelease                                   
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty InRelease                                   
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty InRelease                                   
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security Release.gpg                      
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty Release.gpg                                 
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty Release.gpg                                 
Hit http://archive.getdeb.net natty-getdeb Release.gpg                         
Ign http://deb.paissad.net unstable InRelease                                  
Get:6 http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages [765 B]                   
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main TranslationIndex                          
Hit http://archive.canonical.com natty Release                                 
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates Release.gpg                     
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com natty Release                                     
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security Release                          
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com natty Release                                    
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty Release.gpg                                 
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty Release.gpg                                 
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty Release.gpg                                 
Hit http://deb.paissad.net unstable Release.gpg                                
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org natty/free i386 Packages                     
Hit http://deb.torproject.org natty/main Sources                               
Hit http://archive.getdeb.net natty-getdeb Release                             
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty Release                                 
Hit http://archive.canonical.com natty/partner i386 Packages                   
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main Sources                                
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty Release.gpg                                 
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty Release                                     
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted Sources               
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com natty/main Sources                               
Hit http://deb.paissad.net unstable Release                                    
Ign http://archive.canonical.com natty/partner TranslationIndex                
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates Release                         
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main i386 Packages                          
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main TranslationIndex                       
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty Release                                     
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty Release                                     
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty Release                                     
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Sources                     
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse Sources               
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe Sources                 
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main i386 Packages               
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted i386 Packages         
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted Sources                         
Hit http://archive.getdeb.net natty-getdeb/games i386 Packages                 
Hit http://deb.paissad.net unstable/main Sources                               
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org natty/non-free i386 Packages                 
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted Sources                      
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main Sources                            
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse Sources                      
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe Sources                        
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main i386 Packages                      
Hit http://deb.torproject.org natty/main i386 Packages                         
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty Release                                     
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty Release                                     
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse i386 Packages         
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe i386 Packages           
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main TranslationIndex            
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse TranslationIndex      
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted TranslationIndex      
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe TranslationIndex        
Hit http://deb.paissad.net unstable/contrib Sources                            
Hit http://deb.paissad.net unstable/non-free Sources                           
Hit http://deb.paissad.net unstable/main i386 Packages                         
Hit http://deb.paissad.net unstable/contrib i386 Packages                      
Hit http://deb.paissad.net unstable/non-free i386 Packages                     
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted i386 Packages                
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse i386 Packages                
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe i386 Packages                  
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main TranslationIndex                   
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse TranslationIndex             
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted TranslationIndex             
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe TranslationIndex               
Ign http://archive.getdeb.net natty-getdeb/games TranslationIndex              
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main Sources                                
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main i386 Packages                          
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main TranslationIndex                       
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main Sources                                
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main i386 Packages                          
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main TranslationIndex                       
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main Sources                                
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main i386 Packages                          
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en_US                         
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en                            
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en_US                         
Ign http://deb.paissad.net unstable/contrib TranslationIndex                   
Ign http://deb.paissad.net unstable/main TranslationIndex                      
Ign http://deb.paissad.net unstable/non-free TranslationIndex                  
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org natty/free TranslationIndex                  
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en                            
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted Sources              
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main Sources                    
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse Sources              
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe Sources                
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main i386 Packages              
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted i386 Packages        
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse i386 Packages        
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe i386 Packages          
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main TranslationIndex                       
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main Sources                                
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main i386 Packages                          
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main TranslationIndex                       
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main Sources                                
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main i386 Packages                          
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main TranslationIndex                       
Ign http://deb.torproject.org natty/main TranslationIndex                      
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main TranslationIndex           
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex     
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted TranslationIndex     
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe TranslationIndex       
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main Sources                                
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main i386 Packages                          
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main TranslationIndex                       
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org natty/non-free TranslationIndex              
Ign http://archive.canonical.com natty/partner Translation-en_US               
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en_US                      
Ign http://archive.canonical.com natty/partner Translation-en                  
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en                         
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main Translation-en_US                      
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main Translation-en                         
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main Translation-en_US                      
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main Translation-en                         
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main Translation-en_US                      
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main Translation-en                         
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main Translation-en_US                      
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Translation-en_US           
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Translation-en              
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main Translation-en                         
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main Translation-en_US                      
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main Translation-en                         
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse Translation-en_US     
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse Translation-en        
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted Translation-en_US     
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en_US                  
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en                     
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main Translation-en_US                      
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main Translation-en                         
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted Translation-en        
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe Translation-en_US       
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe Translation-en          
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse Translation-en_US            
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse Translation-en               
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted Translation-en_US            
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted Translation-en               
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe Translation-en_US              
Ign http://deb.paissad.net unstable/contrib Translation-en_US                  
Ign http://deb.paissad.net unstable/contrib Translation-en                     
Ign http://deb.paissad.net unstable/main Translation-en_US                     
Ign http://deb.paissad.net unstable/main Translation-en                        
Ign http://deb.paissad.net unstable/non-free Translation-en_US                 
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe Translation-en                 
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main Translation-en_US          
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main Translation-en             
Ign http://deb.paissad.net unstable/non-free Translation-en                    
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US    
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse Translation-en       
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted Translation-en_US    
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted Translation-en       
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe Translation-en_US      
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe Translation-en         
Ign http://archive.getdeb.net natty-getdeb/games Translation-en_US             
Ign http://archive.getdeb.net natty-getdeb/games Translation-en                
Ign http://deb.torproject.org natty/main Translation-en_US                 
Ign http://deb.torproject.org natty/main Translation-en
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org natty/free Translation-en_US                 
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org natty/free Translation-en                    
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org natty/non-free Translation-en_US             
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org natty/non-free Translation-en                
Fetched 5,069 B in 9s (544 B/s)                                                
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
alex@griever:~$ ncy tree... 50%
nd stops there.... doesnt move past the 50% or something

anyone have any advice?
 
Old 12-23-2011, 05:49 AM   #2
War3zWad|0
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Location: Houston, TX
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are there any errors being recorded or better yet what does the apt log file show??

Code:
tail /var/log/dpkg.log 

or 

cat /var/log/dpkg.log
the first will only show the last few lines of the log file and the latter will show all of that log file. This should tell you where the process is hanging and why. You could also try using

Code:
ps auxf |grep "apt-get"
The above should show you what the running process for apt-get is and what it is doing. A better way to run the 2 together, so you can see where it starts to hang would be to use the following syntax
Code:
sudo apt-get update;sudo apt-get upgrade
This will first run update then run upgrade and allow you to see the output of both. There could be a couple of things causing this. I have experienced similar behavior with Debian when there was a dependency issue. I am not saying that is the problem but checking the logs to see what the last action is before it hangs which should narrow down the issue.
 
  


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