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Update stuck at 0% on Ubuntu

  • I attempted to manually update Opera 58.0.3135.65 on Ubuntu 18.10, which was installed from the Ubuntu Software Center (AKA the Snap Store) and Opera seemingly found the update, but it is now stuck at the 0% mark. It stayed that way after I restarted Opera and even after rebooting my PC.![alt text](0_1550714187623_Screenshot from 2019-02-20 20-55-58.png image url)

  • Although snap apps are supposed to auto update, you can force an update with a simple

    sudo snap refresh opera

    p.s. I do not use any snap apps, I do not know if "opera" is the exact name of the package (it may be "opera-stable" or something like that) and I consider apt to be far superior to any snap/flatpack/appimage/whatever trend, so I will ask the obvious: "why don't you use the deb package?".

  • @jimunderscorep I tried the snap update and the command replied that the software wasn't installed for both "opera-stable" and "opera" so it may actually be the DEB package. Sorry. I checked the updates window on the Ubuntu Software Center and the update server seems to be connected properly, in that no errors popped up when I refreshed the updates. Also, the update tab in Opera itself is still stuck at 0% after a day.

  • What does

    apt-cache policy opera-stable

    say when you run it?

  • opera-stable:
    Installed: 58.0.3135.65
    Candidate: 58.0.3135.68
    Version table:
    58.0.3135.68 500
    500 https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable stable/non-free amd64 Packages
    *** 58.0.3135.65 100
    100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    @jimunderscorep

  • Doesn't apt upgrade it through

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

    ?

    You can force a reinstallation if you wish, with
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall opera-stable
    or force it to update opera only with
    sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade opera-stable

    Right now I have no package that needs to be upgraded in order to make a better example. And yes, you did have opera installed via the deb package.

  • @jimunderscorep Will reinstalling Opera reset the browser though? Will I lose my Speed Dial and open tabs?

  • No it won't. Your settings, on any app not just opera, are kept seperate from the ones the system changes.

  • @jimunderscorep said in Update stuck at 0% on Ubuntu:

    sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade opera-stable

    ok using the terminal to force update worked. Thanks!

  • If your software manager has "additional repositories" you can add Opera so it will update with:

    deb https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free #Opera Browser (final releases)

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