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I am on a shallow (Linux newbie) learning curve slowly configuring Server 12.04 on a new microserver and have been updating successfully each time there has been a notification. Yesterday's update group of 9 updates including 5 security updates went haywire midstream updating after my downloading and allowing the semi-auto-update. I eventually got back to a command prompt and re-booted to find that it was still reporting that the 9 updates were still required. I again tried to update with similar results, the exception being that the number had grown to 10 updates and these were obviously going through the motions to "Done", but upon further power-down restart, the updates were still announcing the need to be installed. Nothing has changed since the last successful update. How might I dig my way out of this, please?

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Is possible to see some output? Thanks. –  jasmines May 23 '12 at 13:46
Like: ping -c 3 example.com –  wojox May 23 '12 at 13:47
We also need to see the output obtained when you run the updating commands themselves. You can use script to record what happens on the command-line in a file. –  Eliah Kagan May 23 '12 at 14:24
Thanks everyone, I really should have anticipated. I'll attend to this now. –  Rog May 23 '12 at 14:34
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