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I'm running Ubuntu 10.10. The update manager came up the other day. However, when I hit the "Authenticate" button, nothing happens --- I've let it sit for about 5 min?

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Year of Linux on the desktop, I say. –  ta.speot.is Dec 11 '11 at 5:10

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Known issue https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/+bug/445303 You have to wait for this bug to be fixed.

For now use

sudo apt-get update

then

sudo apt-get upgrade

in Terminal ( https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal )

This simply does the same thing as update manager does - it installs newest versions of the packages on the system. Using the commands above is equivalent to using update manager and does not do upgrades of the system version - if you are on 10.10, it would stay so.

Alternatively you can use synaptic to do the updates - press "mark updates" and "apply" toolbar buttons to do the job. More documentation (including an install howto, you will need to sudo apt-get install synaptic) here, https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticHowto

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Upgrade? So I can't stay with 10.10 and fix this? –  user787832 Dec 11 '11 at 4:27
    
Gryllid, thanks much for the workaround. Am I write in assuming I just have to wait for an Ubuntu update to fix this? –  user787832 Dec 13 '11 at 0:13

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