I installed Natty Narwhal last night, and cam across a problem with update manager. I had initially instructed update manager to "Install updates", but the dialog that popped up stayed on "waiting..." with no progress for over 5 minutes. I pressed cancel, hoping to exit Update Manager and try again, but after the Update Manger updated, it claims I have a completely updated system, with no packages left to install. When Update Manager first popped up after installation, I had approx. 84.
How can I force apt-get (as I get the same "no updates" message there) to re-build the status of all my packages?
I tried the solution below with
sudo dpkg --configure -a, but that ran without output, and I'm still not sure the packages advertised previously have been installed.
sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade only gave me some updates to Chromium.