[Solved] Problem update with package mint-search-addon

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Update is incomplete

Postby madwoollything on Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:56 am

I've just tried to run updates on my LMDE 64 bit system and am getting the following error message:

E: /var/cache/apt/archives/mint-search-addon_2012.05.11_all.deb: unable to open '/usr/lib/firefox-addons/extensions/mint-search-enhancer@linuxmint.com/install.rdf.dpkg-new': No such file or directory
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Re: Update is incomplete

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:01 pm

Enter these in order:
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sudo apt-get remove --purge mint-search-addon

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sudo apt-get update

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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Last edited by zerozero on Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: edited to correct a typo in the first command and prevent possible mishaps
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Re: Update is incomplete

Postby madwoollything on Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:12 pm

Thanks ..... actually needed to enter 'sudo apt-get remove --purge mint-search-addon'
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Re: Update is incomplete

Postby Bonsaii on Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:52 pm

That command wants to remove the mint-meta-common package in my case.
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Re: Update is incomplete

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:58 pm

Heh, I don't have any need for those packages, I remove em.
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Re: Update is incomplete

Postby Bonsaii on Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:02 pm

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[Solved] Problem update with package mint-search-addon

Postby Mithrandir on Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:50 pm

Hi, when i try to update the mint-search-addon package there is an error message like this:

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E: /var/cache/apt/archives/mint-search-addon_2012.05.11_all.deb: impossible open "/usr/lib/firefox-addons/extensions/mint-search-enhancer@linuxmint.com/install.rdf.dpkg-new": File or directory does not exist


and i can't update this package. I'm using Linux Mint Debian with gnome-shell.

Thank you for help

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Re: Problem update with package mint-search-addon

Postby zerozero on Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:56 pm

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Problems since latest miniupdate

Postby Myself on Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:13 pm

Just some errors since update and system has started using CPUs at 100% again but I cnnot see in Task Manager exactly what as it doesn't say (Also - Amazingly this Forum refuses to accept LMDE auto named screenshot picture files!!!!??? No big deal but I've had to go rename them):

2012.08.14 google-chrome-stable 21.0.1180.75-r150248 21.0.1180.79-r151411
2012.08.14 grub2-theme-mint 1.0.8 1.0.9
2012.08.14 iceweasel 16.0~a2+20120803042008-1~bpo60+1 16.0~a2+20120810042009-1~bpo60+1
2012.08.14 libmozjs16d 16.0~a2+20120803042008-1~bpo60+1 16.0~a2+20120810042009-1~bpo60+1
2012.08.14 mintdesktop 3.2.7 3.2.8
2012.08.14 mint-flashplugin 2011.09.05 2011.10.19
2012.08.14 mint-search-addon 2011.08.15 2012.05.11
2012.08.14 mint-stylish-addon 1.0.3 1.0.4
2012.08.14 mint-translations 2011.08.06 2012.04.29
2012.08.14 mintwelcome 1.4.4 1.4.6
2012.08.14 xulrunner-16.0 16.0~a2+20120803042008-1~bpo60+1 16.0~a2+20120810042009-1~bpo60+1
2012.08.14 23:37:18 mint-search-addon 2011.08.15 2012.05.11 - This actually has FAILED to install on 2 computers - 64 & 32 bit

Start-Date: 2012-08-14
Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic --hide-main-window --non-interactive --parent-window-id 65011743 -o Synaptic::closeZvt=true --progress-str Please wait, this can take some time --finish-str Update is complete --set-selections-file /tmp/tmpjX0g6t
Upgrade:
mint-search-addon:amd64 (2011.08.15, 2012.05.11),
mint-stylish-addon:amd64 (1.0.3, 1.0.4),
iceweasel:amd64 (16.0~a2+20120803042008-1~bpo60+1, 16.0~a2+20120810042009-1~bpo60+1),
mint-translations:amd64 (2011.08.06, 2012.04.29),
libmozjs16d:amd64 (16.0~a2+20120803042008-1~bpo60+1, 16.0~a2+20120810042009-1~bpo60+1),
google-chrome-stable:amd64 (21.0.1180.75-r150248, 21.0.1180.79-r151411),
mint-flashplugin:amd64 (2011.09.05, 2011.10.19),
mintdesktop:amd64 (3.2.7, 3.2.8), (Forum seems to be placing an icon here in the preview - I've not done it!)
mintwelcome:amd64 (1.4.4, 1.4.6),
grub2-theme-mint:amd64 (1.0.8, 1.0.9),
xulrunner-16.0:amd64 (16.0~a2+20120803042008-1~bpo60+1, 16.0~a2+20120810042009-1~bpo60+1)
Error: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
End-Date: 2012-08-14

Start-Date: 2012-08-14
Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic --hide-main-window --non-interactive --parent-window-id 65011743 -o Synaptic::closeZvt=true --progress-str Please wait, this can take some time --finish-str Update is complete --set-selections-file /tmp/tmpHBD2Hc
Upgrade: mint-search-addon:amd64 (2011.08.15, 2012.05.11)
Error: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
End-Date: 2012-08-14

Just a few errors - not posting the lot.

flash gnome-session[14361]: Gtk-WARNING: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:975:16: Not using units is deprecated.
flash gnome-session[14361]: Gtk-WARNING: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:1659:17: Invalid animation description
flash gnome-session[14361]: WARNING: Failed to start app: Unable to start application: Failed to execute child process "gnome-power-manager" (No such file or directory)
flash gnome-session[14361]: WARNING: Failed to start app: Unable to start application: Failed to execute child process "metacity" (No such file or directory)
flash gdm-simple-greeter[14389]: Gtk-WARNING: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:538:18: Not using units is deprecated. Assuming 'px'.
flash gnome-session[1966]: WARNING: Failed to start app: Unable to start application: Failed to execute child process "gnome-power-manager" (No such file or directory)

Also have had a new problem with copying .js files from one drive to another - LMDE now refuses to copy them.

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Re: Problems since latest miniupdate

Postby zerozero on Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:19 pm

Myself,
open a terminal and (one at a time)
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sudo apt-get remove mint-search-addon
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sudo apt-get install mint-search-addon
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sudo apt-get -f install
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
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Mint-Search-Addon

Postby wisemagic on Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:34 pm

One of the updates I have today is Mint-Search-Addon.
Error
E: /var/cache/apt/archives/mint-search-addon_2012.05.11_all.deb: unable to open '/usr/lib/firefox-addons/extensions/mint-search-enhancer@linuxmint.com/install.rdf.dpkg-new': No such file or directory

Anyone know how to make it stop trying to install this?
I really don't even want this.
Thanks,
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Re: Mint-Search-Addon

Postby zerozero on Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:37 pm

[topics merged, same subject]
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Re: Update is incomplete

Postby ergosys on Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:30 pm

Thanks @sagirfahmid3 with assist from @madwoollything, for the team effort. Worked great for UP4.
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Re: Problem update with package mint-search-addon

Postby Mithrandir on Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:09 am



very well, thank you zerozero, reinstalling the package works fine

Bye
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[Solved] Problem update with package mint-search-addon

Postby RevMike on Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:10 pm

As suggested elsewhere about this problem - I was able to solve it by doing this:

Start Package Manager from Menu (bottom left corner of screen). In Search type: mint-search-addon Right click on Mark for Removal and click Apply. Do same Search again (if necessary) and mark for Installation and Apply.

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Re: Update is incomplete

Postby gychang on Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:50 pm

madwoollything wrote:Thanks ..... actually needed to enter 'sudo apt-get remove --purge mint-search-addon'


thanks, this corrected the problem for me.
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Re: [Solved] Problem update with package mint-search-addon

Postby Myself on Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:39 pm

Thank you zerozero.
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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mint search addons- fails to update

Postby mirto on Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:15 am

The update manager encounters a problem and fails to update the mint search addon. I get this message back:

E: /var/cache/apt/archives/mint-search-addon_2012.05.11_all.deb: unable to open '/usr/lib/firefox-addons/extensions/mint-search-enhancer@linuxmint.com/install.rdf.dpkg-new': No such file or directory

I have tried to install it several times after reboot etc. Is there a resolution to this problem?
Thanks for your attention.
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Re: [Solved] Problem update with package mint-search-addon

Postby zerozero on Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:36 am

mirto, i moved your post to this topic [same subject] you will find here the solution :D
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Re: [Solved] Problem update with package mint-search-addon

Postby edorfaus on Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:11 am

I had the same problem, and the same solution (apt-get remove --purge mint-search-addon && apt-get install mint-meta-common) worked for me too.

However, I'm a bit curious as to some details about what caused the problem in the first place.

When I got the error, I checked the directory it pointed to, and it was a symlink to the ../../../share/linuxmint/mint-search-addon directory.
That directory only contained two empty directories, chrome and content - but I figure that's probably because the old version had been removed already.

More concerningly, both the symlink and the pointed-to directory were owned by my user, instead of by root.

After the reinstall, the symlink had been replaced with a directory, which contains the exact same content as the /usr/share/... directory now does, and everything is owned by root (as I would have expected).

So, I guess that either the symlink->directory change was accidental, or it was on purpose but they didn't check that plain upgrades were smooth.

What concerns me more, though, and makes me wonder, is the fact that these directories were owned by my user before the upgrade... Anyone have any insight on that?

Oh, and, I have a suggestion for the Mint maintainers: maybe the FF addons could be moved from Depends: to Recommends: on the mint-meta-common package? That way they would still be installed along with it in most cases, but wouldn't require users who don't want those extensions to uninstall mint-meta-common as well. Personally I have both of those extensions disabled (since I don't use them anyway, and IIRC they caused me some problems in the past (I admit to not remembering details, so could be wrong)) - I have my own set that I use, as I expect most people do, and would prefer to remove them from the add-ons list completely, but I don't want to lose out on updates and new stuff that might get pulled in via mint-meta-common...
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