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Upgrade issues - Initramfs-tools

Postby runtman on Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:17 pm

Hello, I am having some problems trying to update this package as it's causing apt-upgrade / dist-upgrade problems.

The ultimate goal I want from this, is to be able to upgrade a package called Pigeon sipe, it's currently on version 1.13 but I need 1.18.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2308 ... on-upgrade

I posted the above question to Stack overflow, but I can't find anything relevant.

I read through viewtopic.php?f=47&t=125368 but this appears to be for Mint15 rather than the version I am using.

anthonyc@cleaves-pc /etc/apt $ uname -a
Linux cleaves-pc 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.32-1 x86_64 GNU/Linux

All further information is on my stack overflow post, any help would be brilliant.
Last edited by xenopeek on Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: as this is about LMDE, moved to LMDE forum
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Re: Upgrade issues - Initramfs-tools

Postby py-thon on Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:58 pm

I don't see the connection between this post's headline and pidgin-sipe.

If you want to update the operating system (mentioned in your post on stackoverflow) you can do that with the update manager or via terminal with
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

As you are talking about pidgin-sipe 1.13 I suppose you have not updated for quite some time and are still with UP7. Check this and update to UP8 following the release information http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2544 and http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/update-pack.html

With respect to pidgin-sipe: it is version 1.17 in LMDE-repos. There is no pidgin-sipe 1.18 in debian-repos (not even in sid). If you can't wait for it to enter the repos you will have to compile it from source. See http://sipe.sourceforge.net/install/ for information on how to do this.
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Re: Upgrade issues - Initramfs-tools

Postby runtman on Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:11 pm

Sorry, the sipe version was slightly irrlevant to my problem.

I just want to update my distro, but at the moment I just get tons of 404 errors.

So apt-get upgrade (+distro) are giving me the 404's.

I will check out that link in a minute, but it seems to be for gnome, my desktop is mate.
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Re: Upgrade issues - Initramfs-tools

Postby py-thon on Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:35 pm

blog.linuxmint.com seems to be down. Maybe it's the same with debian.linuxmint.com and packages.linuxmint.com , in this case you should change to some mirror or wait until tomorrow.
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Re: Upgrade issues - Initramfs-tools

Postby runtman on Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:02 am

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The first step in the upgrade to 8 fails due to initramfs-tool

anthonyc@cleaves-pc /etc/apt $ apt install libpng12-dev
[sudo] password for anthonyc:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 libpng12-dev : Depends: libpng12-0 (= 1.2.49-4) but 1.2.49-1 is to be installed
                Depends: zlib1g-dev but it is not going to be installed
 linux-image-3.2.0-4-amd64 : Depends: initramfs-tools (>= 0.99~) but it is not going to be installed or
                                      linux-initramfs-tool
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).


apt-get -f install doesn't fix this either

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Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/pool/main/i/initramfs-tools/initramfs-tools_0.113_all.deb  404  Not Found
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?


I can't seem to install initramfs-tools, I am always getting errors.
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udo nano sources.list
anthonyc@cleaves-pc /etc/apt $ sudo apt-get install initramfs-tools
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libgsm1:i386 librpmbuild3 librpmsign1 libwine:i386 libwine-alsa:i386
  libwine-bin:i386 libwine-gecko-1.4 libwine-gl:i386 python-rpm
  python-sqlite python-sqlitecachec python-urlgrabber rpm wine-bin:i386
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  initramfs-tools
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1107 not upgraded.
Need to get 92.2 kB of archives.
After this operation, 333 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Err http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/ testing/main initramfs-tools all 0.113
  404  Not Found
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/pool/main/i/initramfs-tools/initramfs-tools_0.113_all.deb  404  Not Found
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?


I tried following, https://packages.debian.org/jessie/all/ ... s/download and adding the mirror to the sources.list file, this makes no difference
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Re: Upgrade issues - Initramfs-tools

Postby runtman on Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:36 am

After messing around with different mirrors as suggestion, I finally was able to install initramfs-tools. Now the problem is resolved.

Thank you all.
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Re: Upgrade issues - Initramfs-tools

Postby py-thon on Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:29 am

Once more: you obviously have not completely updated your system for more than a year if you are still running on kernel 3.2.
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