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Update Manager not showing updates

Postby Fornhamfred on Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:14 pm

The icon on my panel never shows that updates are available. When the icon is clicked the manager will then display the available updates. Auto refresh is set to 10 minutes and all icons are open.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Update Manager not showing updates

Postby newfie on Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:57 pm

I can confirm this... it's a bit annoying.

I usually just use Terminal anyway, though.
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Re: Update Manager not showing updates

Postby Fornhamfred on Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:03 pm

Prior to installing LMDE I was using Mint 9 and the update manager was the best implimentation of any of the versions of Mint. It seems strange that the Mint applications which are used in LMDE were the versions which worked very well in 9.
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Re: Update Manager not showing updates

Postby mads on Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:54 pm

Hi. This is from Linux Mint Debian's release notes (http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_debian.php):

Known problems in Linux Mint Debian
...
Update Manager
The Update Manager used in LMDE is the same as the one in other editions of Linux Mint. No adaptation or changes were made yet to accomodate it to the rolling nature of LMDE.
...

From what I have read in this forum, the Update Manager is not that important in lmde and the preferred method to update is
Code: Select all
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
:
There are several good posts about the "best way" to update lmde in the forums, but I don't have the links to post.
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Re: Update Manager not showing updates

Postby Tony.B on Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:37 pm

mads wrote:There are several good posts about the "best way" to update lmde in the forums, but I don't have the links to post.


You could try http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=58089&hilit=mintupdate&sid=dcf3042e3c94cfdf791ce45b8f3e2d07
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Re: Update Manager not showing updates

Postby mads on Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:45 pm


Thanks a lot Tony.B. This is the post I was thinking of.
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Re: Update Manager not showing updates

Postby RavanH on Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:25 pm

mads wrote:Hi. This is from Linux Mint Debian's release notes (http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_debian.php):

Known problems in Linux Mint Debian
...
Update Manager
The Update Manager used in LMDE is the same as the one in other editions of Linux Mint. No adaptation or changes were made yet to accomodate it to the rolling nature of LMDE.
...

From what I have read in this forum, the Update Manager is not that important in lmde and the preferred method to update is
Code: Select all
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
:
There are several good posts about the "best way" to update lmde in the forums, but I don't have the links to post.


This is completely new to me as a former Ubuntu user. Thanks mads, for this info.

Should this not be made more clear to those without much debain rolling distro experience? Even a sticky thread on the subject in the LMDE forum would be at least something...
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