Handling update errors

For a while, I’ve had some issues with installing updates.

Problem is, the dialogue box that pops up when an update fails isn’t really that helpful. I eventually tracked down the problem to an expired repository key, but it would be great if info about why an update fails is easily accessible through the main user interface.

If it is already available, and I just haven’t been able to find it, I apologize.

An update might fail for an infinite number of reasons, and that’s probably why users are just told to seek help on forums.

Apt-get doesn’t always return an error code that can be handled to show different messages. An example is a non working mirror, apt-get returns 0 (meaning success) but it indeed failed.

The only way would be to parse the apt-get log, but this would become hard to maintain.

Ah, I see. Thanks for the quick reply.

You’re welcome :wink: