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Updates Available but Does Not Update

Postby grau on Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:30 pm

I am constantly getting notification that there are updates available. When I check, it shows updates available, but when I click the Install Update icon, the Mint Update Manager closes and the "update icon" on the panel shows "updates available".

I right clicked the Update Icon and got the following:

(synaptic:21215): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_set_data: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

(synaptic:21215): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid (NULL) pointer instance

(synaptic:21215): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_connect_data: assertion `G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE

What is wrong or what can I do? I am fairly new and don't know alot, but am learning. Assistance would be appreciated!!
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Re: Updates Available but Does Not Update

Postby Snoot on Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:59 pm

Try rebooting the system see if that helps.

Try running
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apt-get update


try installing the package name
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apt-get install *package name*


If none of these works try the solution from WharlRat
http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=138154
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Re: Updates Available but Does Not Update

Postby grau on Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:23 pm

Snoot, thanks for the advice. It did work. It updated the two updates that were identified.

Now my question is why did the mint update not work? Is there something that needs to be done or do i just have to update all packages manually with the "apt-get install"?
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Re: Updates Available but Does Not Update

Postby Snoot on Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:24 am

Apt-get update. updates the respositories which is where all the packages of software are. So if you update there it will get the latest editions of the software you want so you can just download them.
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apt-get update


If your looking to update mint from 14-15 you will have to do a little more commands. Ill try and find the guide if so and either post it here or PM you the link.
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[Solved]Updates Available but Does Not Update

Postby grau on Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:45 pm

Snoot,
I got the updates to take by doing them individually rather then using the apt-get update. I did follow your previous link and ran the commands that WharfRat recommended and that may have resolved my issues. There have been no updates since then to test.

I am closiing this for now, assuming everything is okay.

By the way, I am running Mint 15 currently and don't plan on update the total system until there is a significant version change. I am really happy with what I have.

Thanks again for your assistance. This interaction really supports all of the positive statements about the Linux Community and the assistance one might expect.
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