The update notifier doesn't notify me when updates are available. Sometime ago I had a similar problem and this worked:

sudo rm /var/lib/update-notifier/dpkg-run-stamp
sudo rm /var/lib/update-notifier/updates-available
sudo rm /var/lib/apt/periodic/update-success-stamp

But it does't work in this case:

sudo /usr/lib/update-notifier/update-motd-updates-available --force
E: Unknown error: «<class 'KeyError'>» ("The cache has no package named 'wine1.7-i386'")

I also tried:

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get auto-clean
sudo apt-get clean all

But it didn't work either.

Anyone knows how to fix it?

moray33@Jose:~$ sudo apt-get check
Reading package lists... Done  
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done  
moray33@Jose:~$ sudo dpkg --audit
moray33@Jose:~$ dpkg -S /var/lib/apt/periodic/ /var/lib/update-notifier/
apt: /var/lib/apt/periodic
update-notifier-common, ubuntu-release-upgrader-core, update-manager-core: /var/lib/update-notifier
  • Why you removed those files???? – Braiam Jan 22 '14 at 16:17
  • They suggested me to remove them in order to solve a similar problem I had some time ago (and it worked). – moray33 Jan 22 '14 at 16:22
  • Edit your qeustion and include the output of sudo apt-get check sudo dpkg --audit and dpkg -S /var/lib/apt/periodic/ /var/lib/update-notifier/ – Braiam Jan 22 '14 at 16:34
  • Output included. – moray33 Jan 22 '14 at 16:41
  • Why are you trying to execute /usr/lib/update-notifier/update-motd-updates-available? – Braiam Jan 22 '14 at 16:46

Hi I am new to ubuntu so I am trying it out, I got to know wine because I wish to use Dreamveaver but with no success, I even tried to install some .dll from winetrick and tried to remove some because apparently wine has made my computer into a "windows server"(that's what an error message said). Anyway after doing those things,I had the same problem as yours until this morning.

E: Unknown error: «<class 'KeyError'>» ("The cache has no package named 'wine1.7-i386'")

As I had "lost" wine1.7-i386, I tried to reinstall it so I ran

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.7-i386

then it updated my wine1.7 and wine1.7-amd64 and also installed wine1.7-i386. hey also while downloading wine1.7-i386 it aborted for some forgotten reason. but I retyped the same command and it continued. And now the error message is gone. Hope that will help you.

PS: I never used sudo rm /var/lib/update-notifier/dpkg-run-stamp or and the rest.

  • I still see the error message after doing what you suggest. I tried sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y wine1.7-i386 and I get the messages wine1.7-i386:i386 is already the newest version., then wine1.7-i386:i386 set to manually installed., then 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.. I'm on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. – Adam Monsen Jan 29 '15 at 15:32

What it worked for me is that I purged all Wine packages, and deleted all of these folders: HOME/.wine HOME/.config/menus/applications-merged/wine* HOME/.local/share/applications/wine HOME/.local/share/desktop-directories/wine* HOME/.local/share/icons/ And then installed again Wine and it seems I have no longer this issue.

  • The issue came back again, so it's not solved. – moray33 Mar 29 '14 at 12:24

I had the same problem and came t this solution. I uninstalled it and then reinstalled it. I tried upgrading wine1.7-i386 but it said I was at the latest version.

sudo apt-get remove --purge wine1.7-i386
rm -r ~/.wine
sudo apt-get install wine1.7-i386

Source: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=810815


This worked for me:

sudo ( apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade )

then log out and log in again.

Though see also https://askubuntu.com/questions/531248/why-is-there-a-persistant-apt-error-indicator-when-i-have-since-repaired-my-syst


I have the same issue. I just run de command

sudo apt-get upgrade

and the problem solve by it self.

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