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Question Help with OS update


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Dec 3, 2019
Hello, I just installed Pop, coming from Windows 7, clean install, when I go to the popshop and chose to install the OS updates it downloads them find but when it gets to the install it stops a bit before the halfway mark, its been sitting at the same spot for about 30 min now, how do I fix this?


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Founding Member
Nov 23, 2018
Hi LadyGrelka, welcome to Pop!_Planet.

The Pop!_Shop has become quite stable and usable recently. Having said, I'm not a fan of any software shops on any distro, despite Pop!_Shop now being one of the best. In your case I'd check to see if the shop is buggy or whether the package manager is not functioning for some reason. The Pop!_Shop is just a frontend for apt (Advanced Package Manager) after all.

To begin, we need to make sure the shop will not interfere, so in Terminal run pidof io.elementary.appcenter. A number will appear in the output. Now run kill <pidof-io-elementary-appcenter>, or kill <the number that appeared>. (without the arrows also).

Now, to see if apt is working run sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade in Terminal. You'll be prompted for your password. If all goes well you'll be asked to confirm with yes or no, to continue the update. just type "y" and enter. If you've succeed in updating with Terminal, then we'll know the problem is the shop.
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