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Re: No updates?

Postby Blade20 on Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:19 am

Ok then I stand corrected, still 16ish years is a long run
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Re: No updates?

Postby grraf on Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:06 am

The waiting is pretty much over , up4 hit incoming repos (smth along the lines of 1gb worth of packages) and after some of use guinea pigs get to see the worst things that can happen it will be soon availible to everyone...
Fortunately for me it was an almost painless experience :minor issues with alsa(just needed to reconfigure it again) and my nvidia driver(forced to install it manualy after updates were done) other then that all went smooth.
Only down side for me : absence of mint menu but then again don't think it will be long till that's fixed
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Re: No updates?

Postby Monsta on Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:22 am

grraf wrote:The waiting is pretty much over , up4 hit incoming repos

Oh. Indeed.
It's unusually quiet here though. Where are all the people who were angry about LMDE being "a sleeping distro"? :D

grraf wrote:Only down side for me : absence of mint menu but then again don't think it will be long till that's fixed

Is it absent in MATE or in Gnome 3?
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Re: No updates?

Postby Arran on Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:58 am

Sorry boys and girls, I couldn't care less. All I am waiting for is LMDE KDM without any of those artificial Desktops like Gnome (I hope, they retire back to their origins in the vaults of the Swiss banks) Mates and what else has been introduced lately. I have now installed Sabayon KDE and are very impressed with what I experienced with them on the second day. It originates from Italy and true, everything is as elegant as a Ferrari.
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Re: No updates?

Postby asymmetros on Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:42 pm

Oh. Indeed.
It's unusually quiet here though. Where are all the people who were angry about LMDE being "a sleeping distro"?


Maybe they 've changed their repositories or they move to other distributions :D
UP 3 entered incoming in August the 30th. Almost six months since then. That fact is in favor of the people that were calling lmde a "sleeping distro".

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Re: No updates?

Postby grraf on Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:40 am

Monsta i'm clueless about mate or gnome i only tested on xfce and cinnamon witch seem to work perfect for me and yes sadly both without mintmenu (hope will get fixed soon, the software manager is sorely missed :wink: )
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Re: No updates?

Postby Monsta on Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:37 am

Ah, I've read about that in the feedback thread.

Not as fearful as I thought. IIRC, mintMenu has been somewhat adjusted to use MATE's libraries instead of Gnome's (Gnome 2, I mean). MintMenu is not "native" to XFCE, and looks like the applet that enabled it to appear on XFCE panel should be also adjusted a little. :)

As for Cinnamon, it has its own menu with look & feel resembling the original one. You can't get the "classic" mintMenu to work there. :)
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Re: No updates?

Postby appleseed on Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:41 pm

[quote="grraf"]The waiting is pretty much over , up4 hit incoming repos (smth along the lines of 1gb worth of packages) and after some of use guinea pigs get to see the worst things that can happen it will be soon available to everyone...

I'd heard UP4 was coming and my Update Manager assures me my box is pointed at 'Incoming,' but I've had no updates since well before you posted this :? Can you advise on when UP4 will be offered to the rest of us?
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Re: No updates?

Postby diazepan11 on Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:58 pm

appleseed wrote:
grraf wrote:The waiting is pretty much over , up4 hit incoming repos (smth along the lines of 1gb worth of packages) and after some of use guinea pigs get to see the worst things that can happen it will be soon available to everyone...

I'd heard UP4 was coming and my Update Manager assures me my box is pointed at 'Incoming,' but I've had no updates since well before you posted this :? Can you advise on when UP4 will be offered to the rest of us?


we don't know but you can follow this thread
viewtopic.php?f=187&t=95434
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Re: No updates?

Postby kmb42vt on Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:22 pm

Okay, I also have not been able to get any updates over the past two weeks (incoming) but not because they were unavailable but because MintUpdate can't connect to the update server (Main server) or when it does, the download speed is only around 100kB instead of the usual 750 KB to 1.5 MB speed. I managed to install UP4 (Incoming) but getting any later updates is like pulling teeth.

Now UP4 is officially out and I've switched my "sources.list" back to latest as per http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1949

Now MintUpdate is telling me this:

Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/dist ... elease.gpg Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/secu ... elease.gpg Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/mult ... elease.gpg Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/dist ... 4/Packages Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/dist ... 4/Packages Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/dist ... 4/Packages Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/dist ... tion-en_US Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/dist ... slation-en Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/dist ... tion-en_US Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/dist ... slation-en Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/dist ... tion-en_US Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/dist ... slation-en Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/secu ... 4/Packages Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/secu ... 4/Packages Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/secu ... 4/Packages Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/secu ... tion-en_US Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/secu ... slation-en Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/secu ... tion-en_US Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/secu ... slation-en Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/secu ... tion-en_US Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/secu ... slation-en Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/mult ... 4/Packages Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/mult ... 4/Packages Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/mult ... tion-en_US Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/mult ... slation-en Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/mult ... tion-en_US Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/mult ... slation-en Unable to connect to debian.linuxmint.com:http:
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.


I know the "sources.list" is right and this is about the same thing that's been happening when I had the sources set to "incoming" over the past two weeks--except that at least I could connect to the server. Attempting to use any of the mirrors results in either no updates at all or no response whatsoever.

As a comparison, I've been updating Linux Mint 12 without a problem (Main server) with the usual fast download speeds. No slow down or "Failed to connect" problems. I know the "Main server" for LMDE is different than LM 12 but it's just to show that there's nothing wrong with my broadband connection.

Just wanted to throw this out to see if anyone else is seeing the same thing for "Latest" and UP 4. I've actually seen others complain about poor update server performance for LMDE updates(incoming) over the past couple of weeks in various threads in the LMDE forum so I know I'm not the only one
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Re: No updates?

Postby Monsta on Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:27 pm

Ah, so it's not just me. Must be too many people rushing to upgrade their systems. :)
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Re: No updates?

Postby oldrong on Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:24 pm

Nothing is working for me either. I can't even install a program. It just sits there, no message, nothing.
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Re: No updates?

Postby mrsfixit on Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:41 pm

Same here. I can't upgrade either. But upgrades have always been a problem on LMDE.

I've gotten used to XFCE, and want to stay with a distro that uses it. I've been testing out Xubuntu 12.04 b2 for the past week and it works great. My problematic Broadcom wifi works OOB, and updates don't give me a problem.

I'm at the point where I just want something that works without a hassle. I think I may be saying goodbye to LMDE and installing Xubuntu...
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Re: No updates?

Postby zerozero on Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:46 pm

the servers are under heavy load (and probably some of them are still syncing), i had to try 4 or 5 times to have a clean update earlier this afternoon. now i could do a dist-upgrade without errors but took me looong minutes to finish a task that otherwise would finish in less than 1 min.
Code: Select all
Fetched 406 kB in 6min 19s (1,070 B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
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Re: No updates?

Postby Monsta on Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:55 am

Same here. Also, mintUpdate seems to be unable to load update pack info. It freezes for a while when I press the button, and then... nothing happens. :?
Oh well, I'll need to make backups first anyway. Discretion is the better part of valor, as they say. :)
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Re: No updates?

Postby Myself on Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:43 am

CPU = U9300, 4GB RAM, Intel GM45 Graphics @ resolution 1366x768, 128GB internal drive, 6TB external storage, Main OS = LMDE Xfce 64bit UP4. 2nd OS = LMDE Xfce 64bit UP4, Other installed OSs = Bodhi 1.4.0, Ubuntu 10.04 & 12.04, Mandriva & Windows.
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Re: No updates?

Postby fdbozzo on Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:34 am

Same here (Spain). My concern is that some of the packages (around 150) have upgraded and installed.... i'm not going to shutdown or reset until I get all the packages, because I don't want an unstable system. What a pain!
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Re: No updates?

Postby äxl on Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:17 am

Watch the blog.

And follow links.

Clem wrote:Server problems

We are aware of the server problem and we are currently working on it.

The server is up but it cannot satisfy the huge amount of traffic at the moment. It can achieve 1Gbps. At the moment, a few people are downloading the updates very fast while many others are facing timeouts and errors.

We are currently trying to reduce the maximum speed available per connection, to ensure more people can connect to the server at the same time.

Workarounds

If you can postpone your update to later on today or even tomorrow, you’re likely to skip the traffic and to enjoy faster speeds.

Alternatively, you can point your APT sources to a mirror.

To find a mirror near you, visit http://www.linuxmint.com/mirrors.php and scroll down to the “Mirrored Debian Latest repositories” section.

Choose a mirror, open its URL in your browser and look at its “update-pack-info.txt”, if it shows “version=4″, that means the mirror is up to date and you can replace debian.linuxmint.com with the mirror URL in your /etc/apt/sources.list.

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The main server was shutdown temporarily and is now offline
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http://lnx.apollo-hw.ro/linuxmint.com/latest/ (Romania)
http://speglar.simnet.is/mint/latest/ (Iceland)
http://free.nchc.org.tw/linuxmint/debian-latest/ (Taiwan)
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Re: No updates?

Postby äxl on Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:21 am

fdbozzo wrote:Same here (Spain). My concern is that some of the packages (around 150) have upgraded and installed.... i'm not going to shutdown or reset until I get all the packages, because I don't want an unstable system. What a pain!


Normally the update process should download first and then install. The packages (also partially downloaded) are stored in /var/cache/apt/.

@all: Hitting update and upgrade all the time won't help the server and lower the load ...
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Re: No updates?

Postby zerozero on Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:35 am

fdbozzo wrote:Same here (Spain). My concern is that some of the packages (around 150) have upgraded and installed.... i'm not going to shutdown or reset until I get all the packages, because I don't want an unstable system. What a pain!

that's one of the problems of mintupdate (and i only realise that a few days ago) it prompts to install and upgrade even if the update process had errors refreshing the repos (something that apt doesn't).
right now you can't really tell if it's safe to reboot or not, it depends of the pkgs that were updated, the ones that were left behind, in what situation exactly is your upgrade process. it can be safe or not.

the best approach is always to upgrade only when you have a clean update.
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