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mintUpdate not warning about new updates

Postby RavanH on Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:12 pm

Hi all,

There is something funny going on with my mintUpdate on my LMDE 64bit install. It does not warn me about new updates unless I click the Update Management screen (clicking the shield icon in the systray) and I enter my password BEFORE it refreshes and comes back to tell me there are hundreds of updates available!

So I repeat this some days later but this time keeping an eye on the mintUpdate log files. And funnily, after the whole click-open-password-refresh dance there are TWO of them:

One that I can open as normal user:
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++ Launching mintUpdate in user mode
++ Testing initial connection
-- No connection found (tried to read http://www.google.com and to ping google.com) - sleeping for 60 seconds
++ Starting refresh
++ Auto-refresh timer is going to sleep for 59 minutes, 0 hours and 0 days
++ Connection to the Internet successful (tried to read http://www.google.com)
++ Successfully downloaded new safety rules using proxy: None
++ System is up to date
++ Refresh finished
...[snip]...
++ MintUpdate is in tray mode, performing auto-refresh
++ Starting refresh
++ Auto-refresh timer is going to sleep for 59 minutes, 0 hours and 0 days
++ Connection to the Internet successful (tried to read http://www.google.com)
++ Successfully downloaded new safety rules using proxy: None
++ System is up to date
++ Refresh finished
++ Launching mintUpdate in root mode, waiting for it to kill us...


And a second that I can only open as root:
Code: Select all
++ Launching mintUpdate in root mode
++ Starting refresh
++ Auto-refresh timer is going to sleep for 59 minutes, 0 hours and 0 days
++ Connection to the Internet successful (tried to read http://www.google.com)
++ Successfully downloaded new safety rules using proxy: None
++ Found 4 recommended software updates
++ Refresh finished


Is mintUpdate in normal mode not able to find updates? Should it be running in root mode from the start?

What's going on here?
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Re: mintUpdate not warning about new updates

Postby willie42 on Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:24 pm

if you will click menu > Administration > update manager then click edit and preferences click on the auto refresh I have mine set for 15 minutes auto refresh. See if yours is set the same.
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Re: mintUpdate not warning about new updates

Postby RavanH on Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:42 am

willie42 wrote:if you will click menu > Administration > update manager then click edit and preferences click on the auto refresh I have mine set for 15 minutes auto refresh. See if yours is set the same.


No, I had that set to once an hour (59 minutes as you can see in the log files) instead of each 15 minutes. It's back to 15 minutes now... Does that matter? I am talking about weeks going by without any message about updates and then, after opening the Update Manager by hand, seeing tons of updates of every which level :shock:
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Re: mintUpdate not warning about new updates

Postby willie42 on Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:57 am

This is a known issue by what I have read please refer to the thread

viewtopic.php?f=141&t=59413
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Re: mintUpdate not warning about new updates

Postby RavanH on Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:19 pm

willie42 wrote:This is a known issue by what I have read please refer to the thread

viewtopic.php?f=141&t=59413


I did a search before posting but did not ran across this one... Thanks!
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