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Update Manager closes... (SOLVED)

Postby tenfoot on Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:55 am

LMDE with updates to 2011-08-31 08:00:41 mintupdate-debian

Went to update this evening (11 updates, including gcompris and totem) Clicked on Install Updates and dialogue box appeared

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This update will trigger additional changes.
libdata-optlist-perl
libdata11
libparams-util-perl
libsub-nstall-perl


Clicked on O.K. and Mint Update Manager closed.

Checked Update Pack Info
Current update pack avaialble N/A
Latest update pack used by this system N/A

This is the first time I can remember updates not completing. Is there something I am missing in this, please?
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Re: Update Manager closes...

Postby zerozero on Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:00 am

hi tenfoot,
let's start from the beginning :lol:
1- what is the output of
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inxi -r

2- when was the last successful update?
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Re: Update Manager closes...

Postby tenfoot on Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:42 pm

zerozero wrote:hi tenfoot,
let's start from the beginning :lol:
1- what is the output of
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inxi -r

2- when was the last successful update?


outpout of inxl -r

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Repos:     Active apt sources in file:


Last successful update as given

LMDE with updates to 2011-08-31 08:00:41 mintupdate-debian

Checked a few moments ago and there are an additional ten updates. However, same dialogue box appeaers and Mintpdate still closes on clicking O.K.
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Re: Update Manager closes...

Postby zerozero on Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:50 pm

if i understand clearly, the last update you had was mu-debian ( a normal update we all had from 1.0.2 to 1.0.3)
Q: did you reboot after that update, and before these errors? i've seen 1 or 2 reports when MU acts a bit strange after self-updating and without a reboot

Q: in your previous post the output of inxi -r is empty :oops:
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Re: Update Manager closes...

Postby mads on Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:15 pm

tenfoot wrote:outpout of inxl -r
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Repos:     Active apt sources in file:

The output is light grey and the background is white. That's why you only see the above output, but there is more.
Open Terminal and run the command again, then copy everything between the two $ signs. Post the output.
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Re: Update Manager closes...

Postby tenfoot on Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:03 am

zerozero wrote:if i understand clearly, the last update you had was mu-debian ( a normal update we all had from 1.0.2 to 1.0.3)


Yes, that is correct.

Q: did you reboot after that update, and before these errors? i've seen 1 or 2 reports when MU acts a bit strange after self-updating and without a reboot


No. I hadn't. However, I have now done so now and the update completed successfully, other than that I received the following error message at the beginning

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W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: http://security.debian.org testing/updates InRelease: File /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/security.debian.org_dists_testing_updates_InRelease doesn't start with a clearsigned message

W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: http://ftp.debian.org testing InRelease: File /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/ftp.debian.org_debian_dists_testing_InRelease doesn't start with a clearsigned message

W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/testing/InRelease 

W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/testing/updates/InRelease 

W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.]


Q: in your previous post the output of inxi -r is empty :oops:


: :oops: indeed! 'Twas the fact that the text was disappearing into the background colour. Changing my preferences all was revealed, as follows

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zed@systemproductname-desktop ~ $ inxi -r
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /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
zed@systemproductname-desktop ~ $


Once again, zerozero, thank you for your patience and assistance.
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Re: Update Manager closes...

Postby tenfoot on Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:05 am

mads wrote:
tenfoot wrote:outpout of inxl -r
Code: Select all
Repos:     Active apt sources in file:

The output is light grey and the background is white. That's why you only see the above output, but there is more.
Open Terminal and run the command again, then copy everything between the two $ signs. Post the output.



See my reply to zerozero. Indeed it was the background terminal colour which was the problem. Changing that led to me being able to see the text.

Thanks for your interest.
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Re: Update Manager closes...

Postby zerozero on Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:17 am

glad i could be of some help :)
as for that error you saw above, i wouldn't worry to much now, can be the mirror that was down or unreachable.
if it doesn't clear in the next days or so, then we should look at it closer
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