I just wanted to let you know that mintUpdate still does not always show updates unless I open it, wait for it to do it's check, and then hit refresh again. After doing this mintAssistant 2.5 did indeed show up. In general I do still have to do this each time to see what updates are available.
Might I request that after you have posted the new .iso file for Mint 5 that you announce it in this thread as a follow up? Once it's ready I would like to download it again so my CD is up to date without this security flaw.
By the way I'm impressed that you found this and have a fix so quickly, considering it's only been a few days since launch. Thank you so much.
If you removed mintassistant, mintassistant-gnome must have been removed as well (it depends on it). mintassistant-gnome is the package which contains the menu item and the command line launcher.
red-e-made wrote:Seconded. I also have to manually refresh mintUpdate in order to see these updates, including the one for mintAssistant.
kanishka wrote:red-e-made wrote:Seconded. I also have to manually refresh mintUpdate in order to see these updates, including the one for mintAssistant.
That's strange: it used to be the same for me but... I just came home and I had a new update (openssl blacklist) waiting for me in mintUpdate, without the need to refresh it. Boh?
cathbard wrote:You can launch it from the command line in a terminal with the command: sudo mintAssistant
If that fails because it has indeed been removed, install it with: sudo apt install mintassistant
You should of course run sudo apt update before doing the install to make sure your apt database is synced with the repo. This is true anytime one is installing from the command line.
The command line is your friend
apt update; apt install mintassistant mintassistant-gnome
billy wrote:This might sound a bit naive, so please excuse me for not understanding things properly. When Mint Assistant launches it walks through various steps, including whether or not to enable Root password. It is not recommended to enable the password in Mint Assistant. So, should the Root password be enabled or not? I am a new convert to Linux in general and LinuxMint in particular. Having tried out a few distros, Mint seems to me to be about the best, very easy to use and intuative. As yet I hav`nt used the terminal much properly yet, but I am starting to work it out slowly, with a bit of written help.
Sorry to go on a bit, keep up the excellent work guys.
clem wrote:- A fix has been released in mintAssistant 2.5. When you select not to use the root password, the root account is now given a randomly generated password.
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