Questions tagged [appstream]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
1 answer

do-release-upgrade results in error: APT / GLib-Critical / apstreamcli / libappstream [duplicate]

i am currently trying to do-release-upgrade an Ubuntu 17.10 install to 18.04.6 LTS via 'sudo do-release-upgrade'. Sadly, the process does not finish, as it return the following very quickly: (...
ledertasche's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers

GPG verification enabled, but no signatures found in Gnome Software

"Software" keeps telling me there are updates but every time I click the notification, I don't get to see any updates because there's an error: Sorry, something went wrong: While pulling ...
Oli's user avatar
  • 291k
0 votes
1 answer

get error while sudo apt update in ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

My system is broken not able to work anything on that. Ubuntu online store shows empty when I try to update I get an error related to Appstream AppStream system cache was updated, but problems were ...
Nikhil R's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer

How to handle appstream:// links in Ubuntu?

I have some AppStream links (for ex.: appstream://org.kde.k3b.desktop) that I want to open, I tried to find an app to open them but couldn't find any, so any ideas on how to do this ?
Cool_Omar's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer

How does Discover decide which applications it should feature?

Kubuntu's software management suite is called Discover (or plasma-discover if you're using a terminal) and is analogous to the Ubuntu Software Center (or gnome-software). Its main panel displays a ...
DK Bose's user avatar
  • 41.8k
2 votes
1 answer

Metadata and appstream Error while Updating

I am getting an error while updating as a root. After Update log below error was shown in terminal. AppStream system cache was updated, but problems were found: Metadata files have errors: /var/...
Vineet Jain's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers

Apt update failing after updating appstream [duplicate]

this issue is linked to how I can fix "AppStream cache update completed, but some metadata was ignored due to errors."?" I had similar problem as described in issue and the approved ...
JIV's user avatar
  • 121
-1 votes
2 answers

What does the apt update error mean? [duplicate]

After running "sudo apt update" it seems to work but I get this error "AppStream cache update completed, but some metadata was ignored due to errors." What does it mean? ubuntu 16.04 LTS Hit:1 http:/...
jaxxy's user avatar
  • 71
13 votes
2 answers

appstreamcli: AppStream system cache was updated, but problems were found: Metadata files have errors: /var/cache/app-info/xmls/fwupd.xml

How do I get rid of this? $ sudo apt-get update Hit:1 xenial InRelease Hit:2 xenial-updates InRelease ...
Hannu's user avatar
  • 5,148
1 vote
0 answers

Updating package lists in 16.04 [duplicate]

I'm running 16.04 from a thumb drive and receiving an error message when I attempt to update package lists. ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update Ign:1 cdrom://Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - ...
user641587's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers

Running command sudo apt-get update, getting error "Error while moving old databse out of the way" App stream cache update failed [duplicate]

Error while moving old database out of the way. App stream cache update failed
Gagan Deep's user avatar
81 votes
8 answers

E: Problem executing scripts APT Update::Post-Invoke-Success error during apt-get update

I cannot install any package. It seems the command apt-get update must be run but it throws some errors: $ sudo apt-get update Get:1 xenial-security InRelease [102 ...
Shirley Temple's user avatar
41 votes
2 answers

E: Problem executing scripts APT::Update::Post-Invoke-Success [duplicate]

I am getting the following error when I run sudo apt update Aborted (core dumped) Reading package lists... Done E: Problem executing scripts APT::Update::Post-Invoke-Success 'if /usr/bin/test -w /var/...
subrat's user avatar
  • 411
0 votes
0 answers

AppStream problems found "Metadata files have errors: /var/cache/app-info/xmls/fwupd.xml" on Ubuntu 17.04 [duplicate]

I have researched this, and there are no other entries on the internet that I can find with this problem, so posting here. It may be that the wording in 17.04 is different leading to no hits. But ...
user2565677's user avatar
11 votes
3 answers

Ubuntu 16.04: appstreamcli error while get-update [duplicate]

I am trying to enable WiFi. I tried sudo apt-get update. But I am getting this error: The AppStream system cache was updated, but some errors were detected, which might lead to missing metadata. ...
Nidhi Mehta's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer

Is it safe to upgrade appstream if APT has kept it back?

I ran apt upgrade the other day, and got this: The following packages have been kept back: appstream According to a related question somewhere on this site, appstream is safe to even remove. How ...
Gallifreyan's user avatar
28 votes
2 answers

What is AppStream? Why is it installed? What is it doing?

There's another question about AppStream that has —for better or worse— focussed on what seems to be a particular bug in AppStream but that left me realising I don't have a clue what this thing ...
Oli's user avatar
  • 291k
76 votes
2 answers

appstreamcli hanging with 100% CPU usage during update

appstreamcli is overheating my laptop by constantly using 100% of a core. My only solution is to kill it. Here's a screenshot of top: I can kill appstreamcli with either sudo kill pid or sudo killall ...
nazar2sfive's user avatar
  • 1,277
3 votes
1 answer

appstreamcli: Detected colliding ids: XY.desktop was already added with the same priority

I have recently found that when running sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 (though it is the same on all flavours) that this is the output: Get:1 xenial ...
user avatar