[clug] [anne.a.gunn at gmail.com: Ubuntu problem]

John Mills johnmi at effect.net.au
Fri Jul 31 09:25:55 UTC 2015

Ubuntu Desktop 14.04
AARNet mirror was down last Sunday afternoon.
I switched to Internode mirror and was able to get a good update.
I don't know how automatic updates would have handled this, as I do mine manually.
There was also what appeared to be an error in the apt mechanisms on my machine.
On 24 July a panel indicator appeared with text:
An error occurred....could not open file 
/var/lib/apt/lists/au.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-updates_restricted_binary-amd64_Packages - open (2: No such file or directory...
I couldn't find this in the logs - I only have a screenshot of it.
I ran apt-get update (after I had a good repository) and I think that fixed it.
Several kernels have come down in the last few days.
The most recent update using the Software Updater GUI required authentication to boot.
"It's never done that before".

Hope this helps.
John Mills

On Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 11:29:59AM +1000, Tony Breeds wrote:
> Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:29:59 +1000
> From: Tony Breeds <tony at bakeyournoodle.com>
> Subject: [clug] [anne.a.gunn at gmail.com: Ubuntu problem]
> To: linux at lists.samba.org
> Cc: A A Gunn <anne.a.gunn at gmail.com>
> Mail-Followup-To: linux at lists.samba.org, A A Gunn <anne.a.gunn at gmail.com>
> Hi All,
>     Is anyone able to help with this?
> ----- Forwarded message from A A Gunn <anne.a.gunn at gmail.com> -----
> Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:02:22 +1000
> From: A A Gunn <anne.a.gunn at gmail.com>
> To: tony at bakeyournoodle.com
> Subject: Ubuntu problem
> Dear Tony,
> Found the clug online with this tablet after my pc stopped during a
> download of 14.04 ubuntu.
> Our usual computer shop of course claims not to know anything at all about
> open source anything.
> Son in Melbourne is busy preparing for exams... can you suggest where to go
> for help? Needs rebooting with an external drive and disk?
> Thanks for any ideas,
> regards,
> Anne
> ----- End forwarded message -----
> Yours Tony.

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