Update Manager does not launch

Update Manager does not launch

Postby BigD » 30 Aug 2014, 20:50

I am using Point Linux 2.2 (taya) with the Mate 1.4.2 desktop. When I click on System > Administration > Update Manager nothing happens. I have searched all over for an answer on how to fix this. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: Update Manager does not launch

Postby Maroman » 31 Aug 2014, 05:28

the good news is that update manager is not the only tool to update/upgrade your system. you can write in terminal/virtual console
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

(you can also use aptitude; in the above example aptitude stands for apt-get).
you have also synaptic. reload, mark and apply. works exactly in the same way since it's front-end for apt.

update manager generally is not needed. of course if it's not useful if it doesn't work. update manager is located at /usr/bin directory. you can try to write a command
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update-manager

in your terminal and see if it works (authentication window opens). if yes, maybe there is issue in your menu command (you can edit it with mozo - menu editor)).
if no, check if it's installed. either in synaptic or in terminal
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$ dpkg -l | grep update-manager
ii  update-manager-core                     0.200.5-2.1                        all          APT update manager core functionality
ii  update-manager-gnome                    0.200.5-2.1                        all          GNOME application that manages software updates

if you have both elements try to reinstall them (update-manager-gnome depends on ...-core ), hope it can help.

by the way your issue is really strange. I'm using Point 2 on three comps for one and half year and the first time I hear about this case.

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Re: Update Manager does not launch

Postby BigD » 07 Sep 2014, 01:08

Thanks for your response and sorry I haven't gotten back sooner.
When I type update-manager into the terminal I get: [CRITICAL:UpdateManager.Application] Invalid implementation name PointLinux.
I really like the update manager as I am use to it from my Ubuntu laptop and really like Point Linux except for this issue.
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Re: Update Manager does not launch

Postby BigD » 07 Sep 2014, 01:12

PS - I have update-manager-core but not update-manager-gnome.
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Re: Update Manager does not launch

Postby Maroman » 08 Sep 2014, 18:10

BigD wrote:PS - I have update-manager-core but not update-manager-gnome.

the second one is a gui for update manager (core). I hope you now have both installed and can say the problem is solved. am I wrong?

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Re: Update Manager does not launch

Postby BigD » 18 Jan 2015, 00:27

Sorry again for such a late reply :( . When I did an apt-get install update-manager-gnome in the terminal i got:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
update-manager-gnome is already the newest version.

Perhaps this is due to a recent update. However update manager still will not launch from the menu.
I checked the menu command and it is: /usr/bin/update-manager :)
When I enter update-manager in the terminal I get: [CRITICAL:UpdateManager.Application] Invalid implementation name PointLinux :cry:
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Re: Update Manager does not launch

Postby BigD » 08 Feb 2015, 00:22

Can anyone help me with this?
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Re: Update Manager does not launch

Postby Maroman » 08 Feb 2015, 02:54

firstly try to upgrade your system (use either synaptic or apt-get command as stated in my previous post). check installed packages with dpkg command. if you missed something, try to install manually with apt-get (sudo apt-get install <package name>). if you have dependency problems you can use
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sudo apt-get install -f

update manager is not crucial software (personally I do not use it). you can always use manual methods.

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Re: Update Manager does not launch

Postby BigD » 10 Feb 2015, 13:51

I really do appreciate all your effort to help me. I have done all that you asked but update manager still will not launch from the menu or terminal. When I enter update-manager in the terminal I get: [CRITICAL:UpdateManager.Application] Invalid implementation name PointLinux

Below is the result of each command you asked me to enter in the terminal. The only thing I see that may be / is a problem is the lines that start with W: that I got when I ran sudo apt-get install -f. Could that be part of the problem?

dpkg -l | grep update-manager
ii update-manager-core 0.200.5-2.1 all APT update manager core functionality
ii update-manager-gnome 0.200.5-2.1 all GNOME application that manages software updates


sudo apt-get install update-manager-core
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
update-manager-core is already the newest version.


sudo apt-get install update-manager-gnome
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
update-manager-gnome is already the newest version.


sudo apt-get install -f
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
lightdm vino
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded.
W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates/contrib i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.debian.org_dists_wheezy_updates_contrib_binary-i386_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates/non-free i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.debian.org_dists_wheezy_updates_non-free_binary-i386_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.debian.org_dists_wheezy_updates_main_binary-i386_Packages)
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
pointlinux-base-files
The following packages will be upgraded:
libvlc5 libvlccore5 vlc vlc-nox vlc-plugin-notify vlc-plugin-pulse
6 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 4,156 kB of archives.
After this operation, 1,024 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
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Re: Update Manager does not launch

Postby Maroman » 10 Feb 2015, 17:05

you rather have problems with repositories. can you list sources.list file
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cat /etc/apt/sources.list

and all files (if any) in /etc/apt/sources.list.d directory?
moreover check if you set update frequency (you can double click sources.list file or use synaptic, update tab).

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