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Why is Update Manager getting stuck unless I hit 'q'?

My update manager always stuck while applying changes. It stucks until i manually press q to complete applying changes

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marked as duplicate by jokerdino, stephenmyall, Mitch, Jorge Castro, Thomas W. Sep 25 '12 at 13:48

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Can you post the errors shown in the above same window. – atenz Jul 18 '12 at 8:12
It just stucks here only if you press q key it will finish the update as usual – user61928 Jul 18 '12 at 8:16
Try sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade in Terminal , and post the reported errors if any ,in your question – atenz Jul 18 '12 at 8:49
to me that looks like some changelog/text file displayed using less (why should a package do that?). If that's the case, try clicking into the "black area" and hit the q key (to leave the "less" program). Update should then continue. – Izzy Jul 18 '12 at 9:46
@IZZY yeah that true but i dont want to press q every time i want to update – user61928 Jul 19 '12 at 6:02

I am on ubuntu 12.04 and have this problem since 10.04, it looks like none cares to solve it, and is one of the things that makes ubuntu not user friendly, once one should not open terminal nor hit q to solve it, nor do what I do.

My solution, after many different methods is the following:

  1. use the update manager only to fast-check if there is any new update.
  2. if there is, close update manager (once it will get stuck if you continue with it), and open synaptic package manager (install it if you don't have it).
  3. hit the buttons on the top side one by one (reload, mark all upgrades, apply)

you will notice, that every time an update would like to show you changelog, it will, but this time with a 'close' button there. Close every changelog that might appear and it will continue fine.

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I will not post ever again because my post was edited. I consider this rude. – durduvakis Jul 21 '12 at 20:49
You can always rollback the edit by clicking on the "edited ....." link – Anwar Shah Sep 26 '12 at 4:12