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Software updater hangs after about 80% [solved]


On Tue, 3 Jul 2018 17:06:08 +0100
Richard Kimber <richardkimber at politicsresources.net> wrote:

> On Tue, 3 Jul 2018 16:51:51 +0100
> Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > > sync did not hang when I did that
> > >    
> > 
> > On the assumption that you did it whilst the upgrade was hung then I
> > believe that your problem is not caused by the 'sync hang' bug.
> > 
> > Colin
> >   
> 
> I've done it while   sudo dpkg --configure -a seems to have hung and
> the prompt has not returned. So I guess you're right.
> 
> 26508 pts/0    S+     0:00 sudo dpkg --configure -a
> 26509 pts/0    S+     0:00 dpkg --configure -a
> 26517 pts/0    S+
> 0:00 /bin/sh /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-4.15.0-24-generic.postinst
> triggered linux-update-4.15.0-24-generic

In the end, I just rebooted and tried again. This time it
offered me a partial upgrade which completed properly and after a final
reboot all seems to be OK.

- Richard.
-- 
Richard Kimber