Software Updater?

Is there any point in having Software Updater? I've been using Ubuntu Mate for sometime now and whenever clicked, it will come out with this result:


Just click OK and you have all the updates! Try again doesn't work either...

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Why wouldn't there be a point in having a software updater in an operating system ?
Have a look at this in order to fix your problem.

Hope this helps.

Unfortunately this error message does not usually provide a good description of the error. When I see this error it is usually due to a PPA address that changed. I use the command:
sudo apt-get update
This will identify the offending PPA.


I don't use the Software updater myself, but there is a point to it. Linux wants to expand users, and a lot of new users are not going to use the terminal. I was one of them when I started, and back then I used the software updater. It makes sense. Eventually I learned commands for updating and found them to be faster, and started using them. If we took every problem off the OS that someone has a problem with in their installation, we would no longer have an OS. Look into fixing the updater if you like it. If you don't like it shut it off, or uninstall it.

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Thanks, very sensible what you said. Must say I had not considered beginners and terminal. My objection was to a Software Updater that has not been doing its job for quite sometime. It is by no means a problem. And it does work - and somehow does its job.
And there are alternatives, of course.