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Bug in mint update [SOLVED]

Postby ckosloff on Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:08 am

Using LMDE 32-bit.
New mint update reports 737 recommended packages available.
Click Install and after a long wait I get message that some 8 packages will be removed and 110 updated.
Click OK and the whole thing disappears, no more updates.
Click Cancel and the thing is back to zero.
How can I update via Mint Update?
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Re: Bug in mint update

Postby Aging Technogeek on Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:40 am

This is a common complaint in LMDE. Mintupdate was designed to work with Ubuntu's repos and does not play nice with Debian. Clem and the team have written a new updater for LMDE and it is currently in advanced testing (http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1781)

If you do not want to install the new updater, there are a couple of alternatives.

1. Use terminal commands to do the upgrade

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sudo apt-get update


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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


2. Use mintUpdate, but do the upgrade in batches of 10-40 individual updates at one time.

I have used both methods and found both to work well. The batch method is slower but you can more easily control what updates are added if you do not want to install everything. Dist-upgrade will install all available updates that do not conflict with existing dependency trees.
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Re: Bug in mint update

Postby ckosloff on Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:49 pm

I am trying to make headway on this.
Changed repos according to the mentioned article, biut I get this:

Ignoring file 'opera.list.save' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extensionIgnoring file 'google-chrome.list.save' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extensionRelease file expired, ignoring http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/dist ... /InRelease (invalid since 2d 7h 27min 11s)
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Re: Bug in mint update

Postby zerozero on Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:53 pm

check in this post in the known issues part viewtopic.php?f=141&t=76556&start=0
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Re: Bug in mint update

Postby LifeInTheGrey on Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:01 pm

Have you just installed? As in, are you using the original mintUpdate? Because part of some recent updates involve deleting mintupdate, and replacing it with the new mintupdate-debian package, which is specific for LMDE. Prior to the update, close mintupdate, and then run in terminal:

sudo apt-get install mintupdate-debian

This will delete the old mintupdate and install the proper new mintupdate-debian (as well as a couple other mint goodies), and once that is installed then you can reopen mintUpdate from the menu and run those updates as you desire.
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Re: Bug in mint update [SOLVED]

Postby ckosloff on Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:48 am

Worth noting that I had trouble using the CLI to get mintupdate-debian.
Ben in the IRC channel suggested getting it directly from repo @ packages.linuxmint.com.
That worked and I could update system with like 900 updates.
Everything is OK so far.
Thanks to everybody.
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