Updating Manager fails

Tried to update from the manager.io website by down loading the desktop version. After trying to install, Manager will not open. Tried the Ubuntu 14.04 software updater. No go. Tried a CLI, got this:

"The package manager-accounting needs to be reinstalled, but I can’t find an archive for it."

So, using the manager.io download and the Ubuntu updater fails. Is this an Ubuntu issue or a Manager issue?

Suggestions on how to resolve?

I have just installed Manager 16.10.87 and it went through fine, so not a manager issue.

There are a lot of posts on the forum regarding Ubuntu 14.04 and the need to update to the latest version of mono, so it might be worth making sure your mono version is the latest and trying again.

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It might be something to do with needing to update the Mono package. Linux uses Mono and Manager has updated to a new version of Mono in recent weeks.

Digging deeper, software updater shows problem with libmono-wcf3.0-cil
Tried to reinstall the missing package:

sudo apt-get install libmono-wcf3.0-cil
[sudo] password for joseph:
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Package libmono-wcf3.0-cil is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
libmono-wcf3.0a-cil libmono-cil-dev
E: Package ‘libmono-wcf3.0-cil’ has no installation candidate

So, I tried to install the replacement packages:
sudo apt-get install libmono-wcf3.0a-cil
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
libmono-wcf3.0a-cil is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

sudo apt-get install libmono-cil-dev
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
libmono-cil-dev is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Any ideas?

Further, I have reinstalled all dependencies of libmono-wcf3.0-cil:
http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise-updates/libmono-wcf3.0-cil

libmono-corlib2.0-cil (>= 2.6.3)
Mono core library (for CLI 2.0)

libmono-security2.0-cil (>= 2.6.7)
Mono Security library (for CLI 2.0)

libmono-system-messaging2.0-cil (>= 2.6.3)
Mono System.Messaging Library (for CLI 2.0)

libmono-system-web2.0-cil (>= 2.10.3)
Mono System.Web Library (for CLI 2.0)

libmono-system2.0-cil (>= 2.10.3)
Mono System libraries (for CLI 2.0)

All return as already installed latest versions.

Type mono -V in a terminal and report back the version. I have 4.6.1 installed. I suspect that you have an earlier version.

Check out http://www.mono-project.com/docs/getting-started/install/linux/
Install Instructions:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 3FA7E0328081BFF6A14DA29AA6A19B38D3D831EF
echo "deb http://download.mono-project.com/repo/debian wheezy main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-xamarin.list
sudo apt-get update

Mono JIT compiler version 3.2.8 (Debian 3.2.8+dfsg-4ubuntu1.1)
Copyright © 2002-2014 Novell, Inc, Xamarin Inc and Contributors. www.mono-project.com
TLS: __thread
SIGSEGV: altstack
Notifications: epoll
Architecture: amd64
Disabled: none
Misc: softdebug
LLVM: supported, not enabled.
GC: sgen

Ran mono-project per instructions [above], tried re-installing Manager, software center showed installing manager. Several minutes passed, then:

dpkg: error processing package manager-accounting (–install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.10.1-0ubuntu2) …
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) …
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.1+14.04.20140409-0ubuntu1) …
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index…
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.54ubuntu1.1) …
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.13-1) …
Errors were encountered while processing:
manager-accounting

Mono JIT compiler version 3.2.8

What is the version mono -V now that you ran the commands? Did mono update?

Now shows as:
Mono JIT compiler version 4.6.1

I know the link refers to 16.04, but try these commands:

Tried the above:

dpkg: error processing archive Manager.deb (–install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
Manager.deb
joseph@Leonidis:~$ sudo dpkg -i Manager.deb sudo apt-get -f install
dpkg: error processing archive Manager.deb (–install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing archive sudo (–install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing archive apt-get (–install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing archive -f (–install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing archive install (–install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
Manager.deb
sudo
apt-get
-f
install

Solved - somehow. After failing on the above try, I went to manager.io, downloaded the .deb package again and it successfully installed thru the Ubuntu installer in software center.

Thanks for all the help.

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Ah, well done for persevering. :+1: