Ubuntu – Why can I not update Gnome to version 3.34

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Since updating to gnome 3.32 on ubuntu 18.04 a few weeks ago, every time I reboot I now get a notification to update to gnome 3.34. Clicking on the link to do just this produces, after about 30 seconds of waiting, the message "Unable to update gnome application platform version 3.34".
All other updates proceed without problem.

Best Answer

  • Type in a console/terminal:

    flatpak update
    

    helped in my case. No need to do anything guiverc suggested.

    This updated the following packages:

    $ flatpak update 
    Looking for updates…
    
    
            ID                                                  Arch          Branch        Op       Remote        Download
     1. [✓] org.freedesktop.Platform.Locale                     x86_64        18.08         u        flathub         1.0 kB / 316.0 MB
     3. [✓] org.freedesktop.Sdk.Locale                          x86_64        18.08         u        flathub         1.0 kB / 319.4 MB
     4. [✓] org.gnome.Platform.Locale                           x86_64        3.28          u        flathub         1.0 kB / 188.9 MB
     5. [✓] org.gnome.Platform.Locale                           x86_64        3.30          u        flathub         1.0 kB / 320.2 MB
     7. [✓] org.gnome.Platform                                  x86_64        3.34          u        flathub         1.0 kB / 318.4 MB
     9. [✓] org.gnome.Sdk                                       x86_64        3.34          u        flathub         1.0 kB / 658.5 MB
    10. [✓] org.gnome.Sdk.Locale                                x86_64        3.34          u        flathub         1.0 kB / 326.3 MB
    11. [✗] org.freedesktop.Platform.openh264                   x86_64        19.08         i        flathub       593.6 kB / 593.4 kB
    
    Warning: org.freedesktop.Platform.openh264 not installed
    Changes complete.
    
    
            ID                                               Arch              Branch            Remote            Download
     1. [✓] org.gnome.Sdk.Locale                             x86_64            3.32              flathub           17.4 kB / 323.2 MB
     2. [✓] org.freedesktop.Platform.html5-codecs            x86_64            18.08             flathub            2.9 MB / 3.3 MB
     3. [✓] org.freedesktop.Platform.VAAPI.Intel             x86_64            18.08             flathub            1.8 MB / 1.8 MB
    
    Installation complete.
    
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