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Old 02-01-2017, 04:20 AM   #1
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Question software updater no warning anymore


Hi,
Since about a month the icon 'software updates available' (ubuntu) doesn't come up anymore to warn that updates are available. Today checked and yes a lot had to be downloaded and installed. I thought last year by checking myself, something also had to be installed for the 'software updater' but apparantly nothing changed.
Does anybody has the same problem ?
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Old 02-01-2017, 04:47 AM   #2
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What os?
Please make us work to help you.
 
Old 02-01-2017, 05:21 AM   #3
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ubuntu 16.04 LTS
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Old 02-01-2017, 06:52 AM   #4
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desktop or server, or ....?
C'mon!
Well, "since about a month" isn't exactly telling, let's dig a little...
Can I have the output of
Code:
sudo stat --printf "%a %n %y \n" /var/log/apt/history.log
Please and Thank you.

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Old 02-01-2017, 07:35 AM   #5
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Couple of things...
You may have installed or activated unattended-upgrades is my first guess.
Default install? Aside from partitioning, that is. Stock answers using offered values?

Found PackageManagerTroubleshootingProcedure

But if you find you have trouble still, please include the output of
Code:
sudo cat /etc/lsb-release
 
Old 02-02-2017, 06:03 AM   #6
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miramarcos,

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You may have installed or activated unattended-upgrades is my first guess.
I agree with Habitual.

I had a similar situation, but I did happen to notice the unattended-upgrades package before I installed several other packages.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...er-4175592713/

Check to see if unattended packages is installed using Synaptic or the command line.

If it is installed then remove it, prior to running:

Code:
$ sudo su

# apt-mark hold unattended-upgrades
 
Old 02-04-2017, 04:18 AM   #7
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Hello,
thanks for the tip, can you explain what 'unattended packages' are ? I have Synaptic remove this. But when I paste your commands in the terminal, I got the message 'when you close the terminal you will kill the process'.
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Old 02-04-2017, 04:57 AM   #8
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Hello,
thanks for the tip, can you explain what 'unattended packages' are ? I have Synaptic remove this. But when I paste your commands in the terminal, I got the message 'when you close the terminal you will kill the process'.
miramarcos
miramarcos, See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Au...ecurityUpdates

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