I just updated equo - I had just over 400 packages still to update.
I am trying to avoid my wife - it's her system I've baffed. I left a note on the monitor yesterday morning before work saying 'do not touch!' - that way I could ssh in through the vpn. I don't know why - but she UNPLUGGED THE NETWORK CABLE. She said she didn't touch the keyboard or mouse at least. The best part was when she complained that it wasn't fixed last night.