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Solution: mintdesktop 3.2.2 upgrade bug

Postby proxima_centauri on Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:04 pm

Via clem,

The mintdesktop upgrade bug is hitting LMDE
The solution is to shut mintdesktop's obsolete prerm script..
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sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/mintdesktop.prerm && apt upgrade
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Re: Solution: mintdesktop 3.2.2 upgrade bug

Postby clem on Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:12 pm

To be more precise:

Code: Select all
apt update
sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/mintdesktop.prerm
apt install mintdesktop


Note: This is related to the previous version of mintdesktop (as weird as it sounds, this is actually a fix but because we're in the presence of a prerm bug you get hit by the problem after you remove the buggy version) and it's not specific to LMDE.
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Re: Solution: mintdesktop 3.2.2 upgrade bug

Postby tenfoot on Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:20 pm

clem wrote:To be more precise:

Code: Select all
apt update
sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/mintdesktop.prerm
apt install mintdesktop


Note: This is related to the previous version of mintdesktop (as weird as it sounds, this is actually a fix but because we're in the presence of a prerm bug you get hit by the problem after you remove the buggy version) and it's not specific to LMDE.



Thank you Clem. I'll mark my query regarding this as solved.
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Re: Solution: mintdesktop 3.2.2 upgrade bug

Postby sunwatt on Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:28 pm

tenfoot wrote:
clem wrote:To be more precise:

Code: Select all
apt update
sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/mintdesktop.prerm
apt install mintdesktop


Note: This is related to the previous version of mintdesktop (as weird as it sounds, this is actually a fix but because we're in the presence of a prerm bug you get hit by the problem after you remove the buggy version) and it's not specific to LMDE.



Thank you Clem. I'll mark my query regarding this as solved.


hmmmm

I ran the code in terminal, Fetched 6,710 B done.

Rebooted, no change, update still wants to update, Im sure its mintdesktop 3.2.1 again.

I rebooted, no change.

I tried to update mintdesktop with synaptic, no change.

What am I doing wrong?

thanks

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Re: Solution: mintdesktop 3.2.2 upgrade bug

Postby grey1960envoy on Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:06 pm

Thank you this worked for me
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Re: Solution: mintdesktop 3.2.2 upgrade bug

Postby grey1960envoy on Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:09 pm

Sunwatt I posted in my terminal : sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/mintdesktop.prerm && apt upgrade . and after the reboot it worked like a charm
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Re: Solution: mintdesktop 3.2.2 upgrade bug

Postby sunwatt on Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:37 pm

Thanks, I got the mintdesktop 3.2.2 fixed.

I marked it solved on another thread I think... sorry.

The same day that happened, the bootup screen changed to Mint 10, my icons changed, and the panel changed colors too. Very strange to see a gray Mint 10 screen on booting up LMDE.

Have not seen anyone else have this issue. It happened on 3 machines here all running LMDE.

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Re: Solution: mintdesktop 3.2.2 upgrade bug

Postby Edgpaez on Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:00 pm

@sunwatt
It's not an issue... LMDE had an update to have all the Mint10 features including theme, icons...

PS: I don't know why but I think I'm spamming :?
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Re: Solution: mintdesktop 3.2.2 upgrade bug

Postby billril on Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:08 pm

My update doesn't do the update and comes up with this error!
"E: /var/cache/apt/archives/mintdesktop_3.2.2_all.deb: there is no script in the new version of the package - giving up"
should I delete the file in cache and give it a try?
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Re: Solution: mintdesktop 3.2.2 upgrade bug

Postby simplon on Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:19 pm

billril wrote:My update doesn't do the update and comes up with this error!
"E: /var/cache/apt/archives/mintdesktop_3.2.2_all.deb: there is no script in the new version of the package - giving up"
should I delete the file in cache and give it a try?
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Hey Bill,

You tried to rm the file already as mentioned in the start of the thread? It should solve it..
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Re: Solution: mintdesktop 3.2.2 upgrade bug

Postby billril on Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:56 pm

Hi,
can't figure out how I can do that as it tells me I don't have permission. As I am using Mint Debian which came without a Root account and doesn't allow me to make one, how can I delete that file?
Also why does the error message have E: at the start of the message? Afraid I am more than a little confused, and any help will be appreciated.
BTW I lived in Singapore for some time in the 60s and 70s!
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"Because of a problem in mintdesktop 3.2.1, you’ll need to run the following commands to ensure a smooth upgrade:

apt update

sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/mintdesktop.prerm

apt install mintdesktop

This hiccup with mintdesktop is fixed in the version you’re upgrading to and a reminiscence of the previous version. Please accept our apologies for this little problem."
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All working OK Now!
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Re: Solution: mintdesktop 3.2.2 upgrade bug

Postby scharkalvin on Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:52 pm

I had got the script error, and my menu is missing the icons. I tried the fix and now the script error is gone the update seems in sync, but the main menu still has no icons. What's wrong?
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Re: Solution: mintdesktop 3.2.2 upgrade bug

Postby wayne128 on Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:08 pm

scharkalvin wrote:I had got the script error, and my menu is missing the icons. I tried the fix and now the script error is gone the update seems in sync, but the main menu still has no icons. What's wrong?



I had it a while ago,
Read my thread here viewtopic.php?f=141&t=61752
go into the link and just follow. it works for me
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Re: Solution: mintdesktop 3.2.2 upgrade bug

Postby ddalley on Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:02 am

grey1960envoy wrote:Sunwatt I posted in my terminal : sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/mintdesktop.prerm && apt upgrade . and after the reboot it worked like a charm

It took a while, but this seems to have worked for my install, too.

Thanks!
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Re: Solution: mintdesktop 3.2.2 upgrade bug

Postby himpelr on Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:22 am

I tried the solutions mentioned but I get the following result:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
xserver-xorg-video-all
The following packages will be upgraded:
acpid base-files firmware-linux-free linux-base linux-headers-2.6.32-5-686 linux-headers-2.6.32-5-common
linux-image-2.6-686 linux-image-2.6.32-5-686 linux-libc-dev linux-sound-base mintdesktop udev xserver-xorg
xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-input-all xserver-xorg-video-ati xserver-xorg-video-chips xserver-xorg-video-intel
xserver-xorg-video-nouveau xserver-xorg-video-openchrome xserver-xorg-video-radeon
21 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock directory /var/cache/apt/archives/

The /var/cache/apt/archives directory is set to 755 and is owned by root; group root

Any suggestions
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Re: Solution: mintdesktop 3.2.2 upgrade bug

Postby himpelr on Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:25 am

Sorry, I had the update manager still running in another desktop window. It seem to be upgrading fine now.
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Re: Solution: mintdesktop 3.2.2 upgrade bug

Postby runbei on Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:06 am

proxima_centauri wrote:Via clem,

The mintdesktop upgrade bug is hitting LMDE
The solution is to shut mintdesktop's obsolete prerm script..
Code: Select all
sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/mintdesktop.prerm && apt upgrade


Trying to get LMDE installed correctly - my question: when do I enter this command? Sorry, but the last attempt at an install bombed either (a) because I accepted suggested overwriting of various config files while MintUpdate installed 600+ updates, or (b) because I entered the above code at the wrong time - i.e., before I let MintUpdate bring the system up to date (w/the 600+ changes).

When I rebooted after the updates completed, there was no Mint menu, and various error messages - which I didn't bother to write down, as I'm doing a complete reinstall now in hopes there'll be an answer to this before I run MintUpdate. Help, help!
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Re: Solution: mintdesktop 3.2.2 upgrade bug

Postby o_unico on Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:39 pm

Sorry, My english isn't good but this command you show is fix that bug which never show whenever updates are available? That icon at bottom left which looks like a shield... He always show the ticked symbol. I always need to check manually if there is any update.
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Re: Solution: mintdesktop 3.2.2 upgrade bug

Postby 874768078 on Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:51 pm

[quote="clem"]To be more precise:

Code: Select all
apt update
sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/mintdesktop.prerm
apt install mintdesktop


sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/mintdesktop.prerm && apt upgrade
rm: 无法删除 “/var/lib/dpkg/info/mintdesktop.prerm”: 没有那个文件或目录
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