3

I was downloading OS updates as per usual while working, and when I finished working I realized the installation had gotten stuck. I was trying to install another package and wanted to use apt, which meant access to dpkg. After frustrating myself trying to cancel the update and try again, I tried dpkg --configure -a, to no avail. Finally, I ran killall dpkg against better judgment. I was able to restart dpkg and install my package, but now when I go to install OS updates again I'm confronted with the following message: There Was An Error Installing Operating System Updates

Am I safe to move on and expect the next updates to arrive normally? If not, what can I do to fix this?

  • Yes i have the same problem too.I update via terminal but the problem still insists. – Kostas Drosakis Feb 6 '18 at 20:38
  • How do you update via terminal? – Kyle Feb 6 '18 at 21:02
  • Yes, sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade.And then this window.From what i understand few repositories are obsoleted.Do i have to remove them manually? imgur.com/a/yXpOi – Kostas Drosakis Feb 7 '18 at 22:41
  • Maybe sudo apt autoremove? – Kyle Feb 7 '18 at 23:01
2

I think so, I believe that is just the way that EOS says you are up to date. When that happened to me I was able to update without a problem later on.

Thanks.

PS, I am not an authority in EOS I am speaking from experience. 😉

  • Ok, thanks! If nobody has more information in the next little while, I'll accept your answer as correct. – Kyle Feb 6 '18 at 19:30
  • Sadly I've had problems with my wireless. So the App store is does not work when a different wifi is working in the background which is what I use. So, sometime I have to update manually on a terminal. Why don't you do a "sudo apt update" to see if it works? maybe? :D – Pookito Feb 6 '18 at 21:40
1

In my case, the problem was relationed to the ppa repositories, it can be another thing for you, but you can check if your case is a ppa problem by going to the console and typing:

sudo apt-get update

enter image description here

you can check for any errors shown. If something is not right, try to temporarily remove the respective ppa list file on folder /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

0

I have the same problem and it was java ppa. I unselected java ppa via synaptic and reload the update and it was fine.

protected by Community Dec 4 '18 at 21:18

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.