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update manager problem

Postby scotty33 on Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:55 am

When I try to run the update manager, I get this error: E:Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.

I'm having 'no sound' issues, I think I successfully updated the alsa package as an individual instruction through system/package manager but would like to get updates as they are released. Any ideas please? lmde gnome 32 bit
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Re: update manager problem

Postby HughT on Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:04 am

have you tried updating or repairing mintupdate by using synaptic?
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Re: update manager problem

Postby scotty33 on Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:14 pm

Thanks for the reply, :D can you explain how I go about this? :oops:
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Re: update manager problem

Postby scotty33 on Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:26 pm

I saw a similar thread with a solution, tried the instructions advised and got this?;

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andrew@hal ~ $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
[sudo] password for andrew:
Hit http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing Release.gpg
Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ testing/main Translation-en             
Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ testing/main Translation-en_GB           
Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ testing/non-free Translation-en         
Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ testing/non-free Translation-en_GB       
Hit http://ftp.debian.org testing Release.gpg                                 
Ign http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing/contrib Translation-en               
Ign http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing/contrib Translation-en_GB           
Hit http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing Release                           
Ign http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing/main Translation-en                 
Ign http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing/main Translation-en_GB               
Ign http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing/non-free Translation-en             
Ign http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing/non-free Translation-en_GB           
Hit http://ftp.debian.org testing Release                                     
Hit http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex     
Get:1 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian Release.gpg [198 B]       
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/import Translation-en     
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/import Translation-en_GB   
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/main Translation-en       
Hit http://security.debian.org testing/updates Release.gpg           
Ign http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates/contrib Translation-en
Ign http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates/contrib Translation-en_GB
Hit http://ftp.debian.org testing/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex       
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/main Translation-en_GB     
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/upstream Translation-en
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/upstream Translation-en_GB
Get:2 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian Release [12.1 kB]
Ign http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates/main Translation-en
Ign http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates/non-free Translation-en
Ign http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates/non-free Translation-en_GB
Hit http://security.debian.org testing/updates Release
Hit http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/non-free i386 Packages/DiffIndex
Hit http://ftp.debian.org testing/contrib i386 Packages/DiffIndex     
Hit http://ftp.debian.org testing/non-free i386 Packages/DiffIndex   
Hit http://security.debian.org testing/updates/main i386 Packages   
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/main i386 Packages
Hit http://security.debian.org testing/updates/contrib i386 Packages
Hit http://security.debian.org testing/updates/non-free i386 Packages
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/upstream i386 Packages
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/import i386 Packages
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/main i386 Packages
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/upstream i386 Packages
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/import i386 Packages
Get:3 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/main i386 Packages [9,896 B]
Get:4 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/upstream i386 Packages [5,208 B]
Get:5 http://packages.linuxmint.com debian/import i386 Packages [19.4 kB]
Fetched 46.9 kB in 3s (15.0 kB/s) 
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Failed
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 libgl1-mesa-dri : Breaks: xserver-xorg-core (< 2:1.10.2-2) but 2:1.7.7-9 is to be installed
E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
andrew@hal ~ $ sudo dpkg -i --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives/gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad_0.10.22-3_i386.deb
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad_0.10.22-3_i386.deb (--install):
 cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad_0.10.22-3_i386.deb
andrew@hal ~ $
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Re: update manager problem

Postby scotty33 on Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:04 am

Ok , I found synaptic is the package manager I used earlier, I also have a sound problem I was trying to update some pulse audio 'driver files'. I think all of the out of date filed ended up being updated - which is ultimately what I wanted to happen, but not at this particular time.
I watched the activity as some of the files were updated, it appeared to me (as an inexperienced user) that some of the files were 'struggling' to update or did not install successfully? I am now unable to boot into linux even booting into recovery mode does not work. In both cases it prompts for a 'logon', I do not have this, I don't recall setting it. typing in the password I have is not right, the following prompt is for the password!
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Re: update manager problem

Postby HughT on Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:15 pm

Gosh, that's not you wanted is it? I'm out of my depth being a 'newbie' myself.
You might try using the passwd command to check what named users are recognised, after the command prompt type:
passwd -S

this gives the account name and a P' if a usable password exists or 'NP' if not.
then type passwd scotty33 (or whatever name you've used). This will prompt for a new password for that user. Never tried it myself, so can't comment on how effective this is. You might have to try using sudo passwd -S and sudo passwd scotty33.
I'd have to hope that if you can log-in thereafter, you then get back to a fully functioning Mint.
This doesn't explain why you have been un-able to get into Mint after doing an up-date.

You haven't mentioned which version of Mint you are using - this would be useful.
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Re: update manager problem

Postby scotty33 on Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:16 pm

Thanks Hugh, will give it a go.

My install is Mint Debian Edition (in my defence I posted in that section, however not realised that the posts crop up elsewhere on the forum) it's the 32 bit version
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Re: update manager problem

Postby blueoyster on Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:15 pm

the gstreamer packages (2) have to be unchecked to do an update.

they start with: gstreamer ?????

the update should work.

then, update again (it will just do the gstreamer packages)
and you should be set...
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Re: update manager problem

Postby Gerd50 on Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:36 pm

Hi Scotty,

i found out what went wrong. I misinterpreted this information

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Linux Mint Debian Edition hal tty1hal login:

in your sound thread. When i answered i didn't know hal is your computer name. I thought, what the hell is a hal tty1hal login :lol:
I've seen now, you edited the post.

Well, at your hal tty1 login promt you have to login with your username first, then the password.
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Re: update manager problem

Postby scotty33 on Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:03 pm

Gerd50 wrote:Hi Scotty,

i found out what went wrong. I misinterpreted this information

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Linux Mint Debian Edition hal tty1hal login:

in your sound thread. When i answered i didn't know hal is your computer name. I thought, what the hell is a hal tty1hal login :lol:
I've seen now, you edited the post.

Well, at your hal tty1 login promt you have to login with your username first, then the password.



I have been trying to reinstall mint and came across the page where you fill in details, by default the login is set to the user's first name, in my case it would have been Andrew. I typed this into the login prompt:
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Linux Mint Debian Edition hal tty1hal login:

It did work, but I found there are missing files so the system would not boot up.

I am trying to burn a bootable cd or dvd, I somehow managed this ok last time, but I am failing miserably at the moment! Will keep trying... my mother in law will be pleased, discs make good bird scarers for her vegetable patch!
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Re: update manager problem

Postby scotty33 on Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:06 pm

blueoyster wrote:the gstreamer packages (2) have to be unchecked to do an update.

they start with: gstreamer ?????

the update should work.

then, update again (it will just do the gstreamer packages)
and you should be set...


Thanks for this reply :) , it may have worked but I will never know. I managed to run the updates through the synaptic package manager, it has not worked since :(
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Re: update manager problem

Postby scotty33 on Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:25 pm

Hi All,

I finally managed to reinstall a newer version of Mint Debian Edition, I just ran the updater and it worked fine. Still no sound, but that's another thread..
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Re: update manager problem

Postby zenofronia on Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:39 pm

Cant download re[psitories nor install update pack 3. How to re-install updater? Will that fix things?

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Re: update manager problem

Postby rkachelriess on Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:12 pm

I was having the same problems; fresh install too...

I was able to get the updates working with the following:

In the terminal
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apt-get update
apt-get check
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade


The two updates might be redundant, the key is the "apt-get check" but anyway it's working now.

I hope this was helpful.
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