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update manger is broken

Postby delinquent on Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:45 am

Hi
I try to update my system through update manager but it gets frozen right after updating the repositories. I have to terminate the application.
I tried to update (if it's safe at all) by sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade in terminal but I get : "The following packages have been kept back:"
How can I fix this?
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Re: update manger is broken

Postby chrisinspace on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:18 am

If you have repos enabled other than the default Mint and Debian repos, you may have a dependency issue. I enabled Hadret's experimental PPA so I could install nautilus-elementary and Gnome Global Menu. That repo contains a newer version of Transmission, but because LMDE is based on Debian Testing, some of my lib files don't meet the dependency requirements. I get that message every time, so I can't do a dist-upgrade from the command line. My work-around is to go to Synaptic, mark all upgrades, then search for Transmission, and un-select it. I can then run the rest of the updates, bypassing the Transmission upgrade.
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Re: update manger is broken

Postby DataMan on Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:59 pm

Suggest we start by first taking a look at your sources list. Post the out put obtained via

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cat /etc/apt/sources.list


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Re: update manger is broken

Postby delinquent on Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:55 pm

This is my /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main non-free
deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ squeeze-backports iceweasel-4.0
deb http://hadret.rootnode.net/debian/ unstable main
deb-src http://hadret.rootnode.net/debian/ unstable main

thanks
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Re: update manger is broken

Postby DataMan on Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:59 pm

I would recommend turning off the squeee and unstable. If you do this, make sure you click the "reload" button before you try to update.

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Re: update manger is broken

Postby delinquent on Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:56 pm

I removed queeze but kept unstable as I rather have it enabled.
Voilà - update-manager works! :)
it's downloading right now.
Thanks a lot for helping.
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