Something went wrong while attempting to update atom


#1

Hi,

when I try to update Atom via its menu, the installation fails, with a pop-up notification which reads

Something went wrong while attempting to update atom

Error: Command failed: SHELL=/bin/bash pkexec rpm -U /tmp/atom-updater-linux.installer
rpm: RPM should not be used directly install RPM packages, use Alien instead!
rpm: However assuming you know what you are doing…
error: Failed dependencies:
lsb-core-noarch is needed by atom-1.28.2-0.1.x86_64
libXss.so.1()(64bit) is needed by atom-1.28.2-0.1.x86_64
libsecret-1.so.0()(64bit) is needed by atom-1.28.2-0.1.x86_64

My Atom version is 1.27.1 on Ubuntu 16.04, and I can find lsb-core, lsb-release, libsecret-1-0, and libxss1 via apt. This didn’t come up in previous Atom versions. Can anyone tell me how to overcome this?


#2

How did you install Atom?


#3

I downloaded a .deb file from Atom’s website and installed it via the Ubuntu Software interface.


#4

If you try to install the .deb directly do you see the same error?

sudo dpkg -i atom-amd64.deb

#5

Thanks, I don’t see the same error - it worked.