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Problem with updates

Postby fletcher on Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:47 am

I installed LMDE yesterday. I have no experience with the Debian base, all my other OSes are 'buntu based.

Update manager tells me there are 1033 updates, but it will not install them. Says to fix broken packages first. Synaptic finds no broken packages.

How do I fix this?

Thanks.
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Re: Problem with updates

Postby malligt on Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:01 am

I've had the exactly same problems with LMDE that you had, I originally posted here:

viewtopic.php?f=141&t=67502&start=600#p436590


People have advised me to use the terminal after installation, instead of mint update (gui). But, with all due respect, I re-installed it and tried the terminal as was advised, instead of mu, but the terminal results were also a bust for me.

I finally (and just temporarily---until the LMDE snapshot/re-spin is release this month?) installed LM Debian XFCE 2011-04, and updated it successfully from Mint Update.
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Re: Problem with updates

Postby lauren on Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:22 pm

Hi!
You must first choose about 4 of level1 updates, apply, then the next 4 ... (until all level 1 and level2 updates are installed),
afterwards all level3 updates.
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Re: Problem with updates

Postby craigevil on Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:05 pm

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
should work just fine.
Or aptitude full-upgrade if you prefer using aptitude.
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Re: Problem with updates

Postby fletcher on Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:39 am

Thanks for the suggestions. I will try to find time to boot into LMDE today and try those out. Sounds like the CLI should work well. That usually does.

I just hope all those updates do not move LMDE to the top of my boot menu. I hate having to reconfigure Grub.
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Re: Problem with updates

Postby karashata on Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:31 pm

fletcher wrote:...

I just hope all those updates do not move LMDE to the top of my boot menu. I hate having to reconfigure Grub.


As long as you don't let the GRUB updates install the GRUB bootloader over the existing one in your MBR (I believe I just hit the Escape key when prompted where I wanted to install GRUB to, then it popped up an error about being unable to install GRUB to wherever, I acknowledged it and things proceeded just fine without replacing my existing GRUB) you should be alright. Just remember to re-run the update-grub script (or whatever it might be called) on your other OS after doing your updates to make sure GRUB recognizes any changes/newer kernels/etc that might have been installed with your upgrades.
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Re: Problem with updates

Postby Sonsum on Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:02 pm

karashata wrote:
As long as you don't let the GRUB updates install the GRUB bootloader over the existing one in your MBR (I believe I just hit the Escape key when prompted where I wanted to install GRUB to, then it popped up an error about being unable to install GRUB to wherever, I acknowledged it and things proceeded just fine without replacing my existing GRUB) you should be alright. Just remember to re-run the update-grub script (or whatever it might be called) on your other OS after doing your updates to make sure GRUB recognizes any changes/newer kernels/etc that might have been installed with your upgrades.


I just left everything alone after updating. I suppose I should run update-grub now, so I can actually use the new kernel :D
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