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LMDE: No updates for at least a month

Postby srs5694 on Thu May 31, 2012 1:36 pm

Some time ago (May 1, at the latest), I installed LMDE on my laptop. Since then, I've gotten no updated software, even after doing "apt-get update" followed by "apt-get upgrade". (The GUI Update Manager and Synaptic tools also show no updates available.) I'm no newbie; I've been using Debian, Ubuntu, and other Debian-based systems for over a decade, so I know my way around these tools. I'm just wondering if such a slow pace of change in the repositories is normal for LMDE or if there's something wrong with my system, such as a missing critical entry in my /etc/apt/sources.list file, shown here:

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deb http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint-packages/ debian main upstream import
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free


Thanks for any information.
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Re: LMDE: No updates for at least a month

Postby zerozero on Thu May 31, 2012 1:42 pm

hi srs,
have a look, please, at the FAQ specially point 3) and Introducing Update-Packs in LMDE
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Re: LMDE: No updates for at least a month

Postby robfish on Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:19 am

Thanks for that answer. I too was wondering.
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Re: LMDE: No updates for at least a month

Postby cb474 on Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:55 pm

zerozero wrote:hi srs,
have a look, please, at the FAQ specially point 3) and Introducing Update-Packs in LMDE

I'm curious what's happening with the development of LMDE though. Both of those posts, explaining update packs, state that there will be monthly updates to LMDE. But as the OP points out, it's been more than a month (more like two months) since the last update pack was in testing/incoming. Is the update pack system working as intended?
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Re: LMDE: No updates for at least a month

Postby Ken_g6 on Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:50 am

I have been wondering when I'd be getting Firefox 13. Good to know about the packages not coming out recently, but I'm still confused, because I followed the "We need more testers to the new incoming repo (how-to)" directions and I still haven't seen any updates recently.

My /etc/apt/sources.list if you're interested:
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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import romeo backport
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming/multimedia testing main non-free


Edit: ZeroZero's solution here helped, but still no Firefox 13.
Last edited by Ken_g6 on Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:56 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: LMDE: No updates for at least a month

Postby squeezy on Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:54 am

The incoming repo only gets active just before a new UP is planned. LMDE stays pretty static between UPs.
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