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Title: Update problem [solved]
Post by: mikep on October 20, 2019, 09:58:09 PM
Hello Folks,

I'm having a problem with system updates. I keep being told not all updates can be installed, and to run a partial upgrade.

Problem is, when I try that, the upgrade threatens to uninstall Virtualbox 6, which I rely on. Therefore I keep cancelling the upgrade.

Any help much appreciated.

Mike

Xubuntu 18.04
Virtualbox 6.0
Title: Re: Update problem
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on October 21, 2019, 06:25:08 PM
What's the output from:
sudo apt-get update
and
cat /etc/apt/sources.list; for X in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*; do echo; echo; echo "** $X:"; echo; cat $X; done
Title: Re: Update problem
Post by: mikep on October 21, 2019, 11:29:00 PM
Hello Mark,

outputs as follows

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for mike:
Hit:1 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu (http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu) bionic InRelease
Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security InRelease [88.7 kB]   
Hit:3 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic InRelease                     
Get:4 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates InRelease [88.7 kB]   
Ign:5 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb (http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb) stable InRelease                   
Get:6 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb (http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb) stable Release [943 B]             
Get:7 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb (http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb) stable Release.gpg [819 B]
Get:8 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security/main i386 Packages [382 kB]
Get:9 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security/main amd64 Packages [530 kB]
Get:10 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/main i386 Packages [597 kB]
Get:11 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [38.5 kB]
Get:12 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security/main DEP-11 48x48 Icons [17.6 kB]
Get:13 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/main amd64 Packages [763 kB]
Get:14 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb (http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb) stable/main amd64 Packages [1,109 B]
Get:15 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons [41.5 kB]
Get:16 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security/universe i386 Packages [594 kB]
Get:17 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/main Translation-en [273 kB]
Get:18 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security/universe amd64 Packages [614 kB]
Get:19 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [295 kB]
Get:20 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security/universe Translation-en [205 kB]
Get:21 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/main DEP-11 48x48 Icons [73.8 kB]
Get:22 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [42.0 kB]
Get:23 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons [143 kB]
Get:24 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security/universe DEP-11 48x48 Icons [16.4 kB]
Get:25 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security/universe DEP-11 64x64 Icons [116 kB]
Get:26 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/restricted amd64 Packages [16.6 kB]
Get:27 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/restricted Translation-en [5,120 B]
Get:28 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security/multiverse amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [2,464 B]
Get:29 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/universe i386 Packages [982 kB]
Get:30 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/universe amd64 Packages [1,014 kB]
Get:31 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/universe Translation-en [312 kB]
Get:32 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [254 kB]
Get:33 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/universe DEP-11 48x48 Icons [201 kB]
Get:34 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/universe DEP-11 64x64 Icons [442 kB]
Get:35 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/multiverse amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [2,468 B]
Fetched 8,153 kB in 3s (2,780 kB/s)                             
Reading package lists... Done


[email protected]:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list; for X in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*; do echo; echo; echo "** $X:"; echo; cat $X; done
# deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) xenial main restricted

# deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) xenial-updates main restricted
# deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) xenial-security main restricted

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes (http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes) for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) bionic main restricted
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) xenial main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) bionic-updates main restricted
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) xenial-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) bionic universe
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) xenial universe
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) bionic-updates universe
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) xenial-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) bionic multiverse
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) xenial multiverse
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) bionic-updates multiverse
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) xenial-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) xenial-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu (http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu) bionic partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu (http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu) xenial partner

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security main restricted
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) xenial-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security universe
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) xenial-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security multiverse
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) xenial-security multiverse
###### Oracle VirtualBox repo
# deb [arch=amd64] http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian (http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian) bionic contrib # disabled on upgrade to bionic


** /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list:

### THIS FILE IS AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURED ###
# You may comment out this entry, but any other modifications may be lost.
deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ (http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/) stable main


** /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list.distUpgrade:

### THIS FILE IS AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURED ###
# You may comment out this entry, but any other modifications may be lost.
deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ (http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/) stable main


** /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list.save:

### THIS FILE IS AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURED ###
# You may comment out this entry, but any other modifications may be lost.
deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ (http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/) stable main
[email protected]:~$



I freely admit to being a bit baffled...


Title: Re: Update problem
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on October 22, 2019, 09:21:57 PM
Can you run:
mousepad /etc/apt/sources.list
and post the contents of the file that opens back here.
(I'm pretty sure the contents are listed above, but just wanna make 100% sure of the formatting)
Title: Re: Update problem
Post by: mikep on October 22, 2019, 10:07:16 PM
# deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) xenial main restricted

# deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) xenial-updates main restricted
# deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) xenial-security main restricted

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes (http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes) for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) bionic main restricted
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) xenial main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) bionic-updates main restricted
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) xenial-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) bionic universe
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) xenial universe
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) bionic-updates universe
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) xenial-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) bionic multiverse
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) xenial multiverse
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) bionic-updates multiverse
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) xenial-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ (http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/) xenial-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu (http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu) bionic partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu (http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu) xenial partner

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security main restricted
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) xenial-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security universe
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) xenial-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security multiverse
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) xenial-security multiverse
###### Oracle VirtualBox repo
# deb [arch=amd64] http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian (http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian) bionic contrib # disabled on upgrade to bionic
Title: Re: Update problem
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on October 22, 2019, 10:36:44 PM
Okay, first let's backup that file before editing it .. run:
sudo cp -v /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.backup
now open the file for editing
sudo mousepad /etc/apt/sources.list
and make it read
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic restricted universe main

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-updates restricted universe main

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic universe
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic multiverse
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-updates multiverse
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-backports restricted multiverse universe main

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu bionic partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu bionic partner

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-security restricted universe main
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security universe
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-security multiverse
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security multiverse

## Oracle VirtualBox repo [BEGIN]
deb [arch=amd64] https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic contrib
## Oracle VirtualBox repo [END]


(MAKE SURE YOU GET ALL OF THAT, IT SCROLLS)

SAVE the file and exit mousepad.

Back in the terminal run:
sudo apt-get update
if you get NO errors, try running
sudo apt-get upgrade
and (before accepting any changes) see if it still says it wants to uninstall virtualbox ?
Title: Re: Update problem
Post by: mikep on October 22, 2019, 11:17:38 PM
I did get errors Mark - see below.

To add to the fun, my internet connection keeps dropping out then coming back. I assume either BT or my ISP is working on it as I type, since the router seems to be quite happy and claims to be connected. I re-booted it to be on the safe side. Maybe the drop-outs explain some of the problems below (I'm thinking of the last five lines in particular)?

Thanks for your help, as always. Forgive me if I don't respond tonight. I may not be able to..





[email protected]:~$ sudo mousepad /etc/apt/sources.list

(mousepad:4417): Gtk-WARNING **: 22:49:38.368: Theme parsing error: <data>:2:29: The style property GtkButton:default-border is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version

(mousepad:4417): Gtk-WARNING **: 22:49:38.368: Theme parsing error: <data>:3:37: The style property GtkButton:default-outside-border is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version

(mousepad:4417): Gtk-WARNING **: 22:49:38.368: Theme parsing error: <data>:4:27: The style property GtkButton:inner-border is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version

(mousepad:4417): Gtk-WARNING **: 22:49:38.368: Theme parsing error: <data>:5:31: The style property GtkWidget:focus-line-width is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version

(mousepad:4417): Gtk-WARNING **: 22:49:38.368: Theme parsing error: <data>:6:28: The style property GtkWidget:focus-padding is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version

(mousepad:4417): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 22:51:55.323: g_object_ref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

(mousepad:4417): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 22:51:55.323: g_object_ref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

(mousepad:4417): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 22:51:55.323: g_object_ref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update
Err:1 https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian (https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian) bionic InRelease       
  Temporary failure resolving 'download.virtualbox.org'
Err:2 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb (http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb) stable InRelease                   
  Temporary failure resolving 'dl.google.com'
Err:3 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu (http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu) bionic InRelease                     
  Temporary failure resolving 'archive.canonical.com'
Err:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic InRelease                   
  Temporary failure resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com'
Get:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates InRelease [88.7 kB]
Get:6 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-backports InRelease [74.6 kB]   
Get:7 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security InRelease [88.7 kB]     
Get:8 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/restricted i386 Packages [8,600 B]
Get:9 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/restricted amd64 Packages [16.7 kB]
Get:10 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/restricted Translation-en [5,144 B]
Get:11 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/universe amd64 Packages [1,015 kB]
Get:12 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/universe i386 Packages [982 kB]
Get:13 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/universe Translation-en [312 kB]
Get:14 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [254 kB]
Get:15 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/universe DEP-11 48x48 Icons [202 kB]
Get:16 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/universe DEP-11 64x64 Icons [451 kB]
Get:17 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/main amd64 Packages [764 kB]
Get:18 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/main i386 Packages [597 kB]
Get:19 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/main Translation-en [273 kB]
Get:20 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [295 kB]
Get:21 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/main DEP-11 48x48 Icons [73.8 kB]
Get:22 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons [143 kB]
Get:23 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [6,932 B]
Get:24 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages [8,092 B]
Get:25 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/multiverse Translation-en [3,972 B]
Get:26 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/multiverse amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [2,468 B]
Get:27 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/multiverse DEP-11 48x48 Icons [29 B]
Get:28 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-updates/multiverse DEP-11 64x64 Icons [2,638 B]
Get:29 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-backports/universe i386 Packages [4,020 B]
Get:30 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-backports/universe amd64 Packages [4,020 B]
Get:31 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-backports/universe Translation-en [1,856 B]
Get:32 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-backports/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [7,916 B]
Get:33 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-backports/universe DEP-11 48x48 Icons [29 B]
Get:34 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-backports/universe DEP-11 64x64 Icons [29 B]
Get:35 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-backports/main amd64 Packages [2,512 B]
Get:36 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-backports/main i386 Packages [2,516 B]
Get:37 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-backports/main Translation-en [1,644 B]
Get:38 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security/restricted amd64 Packages [9,856 B]
Get:39 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security/restricted i386 Packages [4,280 B]
Get:40 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security/restricted Translation-en [3,480 B]
Get:41 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu) bionic-security/universe amd64 Packages [616 kB]
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Title: Re: Update problem
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on October 23, 2019, 04:47:36 PM
Can you try
sudo apt-get update
again and see if you still get errors ? .. because I think those errors may have been due to an internet dropout
Title: Re: Update problem
Post by: mikep on October 23, 2019, 08:50:40 PM
Thanks Mark,

My connection seems fine tonight, and the software updater has popped up saying that updated software is available. No mention of partial upgrades.

Virtualbox is listed under "install or remove" and the technical description says
Installed version: 6.0.8-130520~Ubuntu~xenial
Available version: 6.0.14-133895~Ubuntu~bionic.

Which course of action would you think is safer? Running the software updater, or not?
Title: Re: Update problem
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on October 24, 2019, 01:24:50 PM
Let it upgrade Virtualbox:-

a) it's a newer version (6.0.14)
and
b) it's the right version for your updated system (ie. bionic rather than xenial)
Title: Re: Update problem
Post by: mikep on November 04, 2019, 01:17:26 AM
Will do Mark,

Sorry for the lack of response. Bit busy this end.

I'll report back once I've done it.

M
Title: Re: Update problem
Post by: mikep on December 08, 2019, 11:22:44 PM
Ok, I'm now running the new version and it seems to be fine.

It's a bit odd though. I deliberately unticked Virtualbox from the list of updates, as I had problems once before with upgrading it and wanted to postpone any possible problems until I have a bit more time on my hands. However, software updater blithely ignored my choice and upgraded anyway. Luckily it seems to have worked, but it's a bit cavalier in my view. Almost like having a referendum and then blatently ignoring the result...  :o

Thanks again Mark. I'll call this solved now.
Title: Re: Update problem
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on December 09, 2019, 08:03:50 PM
Quote from: mikep on December 08, 2019, 11:22:44 PMit's a bit cavalier in my view. Almost like having a referendum and then blatently ignoring the result...  :o

You're not kidding...