Sorry, something went wrong: mkdirat: Permission denied

Received my L5 in 2022, slowly starting to use it.
Since the beginning getting the above message.
It always comes when checking updates:

Settings -> About -> Software Updates

The screen comes:

Loading updates

followed by the above message in a black box with a close icon (X)

Sorry, something went wrong:
mkdirat: Permission denied

followed by the screen Up to Date (in case everything is up to date).

Sometimes it also pops up when doing other things, do not remember.

The update process seems to work without problems.

Software on the phone is (looks) up to date.

Any suggestions?

The GUI PureOS store does not work too well. You should go to terminal and type:
sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade
sudo flatpak update
To update all your software.

Thanks but this did not help.

sudo flatpak update

Looking for updates …
Nothing to do.

Same after restart.

Get another message now after ‘Loading Updates’, in a black box with a close icon (X):

Unable to get list of updates:
E: Failed to fetch https://repo.pureos.netpureos/dictsbyzantiumInRelease

When I close this, the mentioned 'Sorry, something went wrong … ’ message appears.

Any suggestions?

flatpak update does not require sudo :slight_smile:


Could you give us the output of cat /etc/apt/sources.list ?

cat /etc/apt/sources.llst

deb byzantium main

deb byzantium-updates main

deb byzantium-security main

Okay that looks normal to me. Will give more ideas once I have them. :sweat_smile:

Not just you: New Phone without SIM ; Issues with internet (getting the mkdirat error)