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Update tool doesn't do anything, synaptic doesn't work

Postby audunmb on Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:10 am

New install of Linux Mint 12, installed one ppa (Jupiter from webupd8.org), but disabled it to debug. I'm new to Linux Mint (converted from Ubuntu), and is mostly happy, but this seems like bugs...

This is what happens:
MintUpdate (the update tool) shows new updates that are available. I click Install updates, but instead of installing updates, the application just closes. The shield icon shows no updates for a few seconds (blank shield) and then is back with updates (blue "i").

So I tried synaptic, but Synaptic just flashes, and then quits. Similar to this Ubuntu bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/synaptic/+bug/607605, but I don't have any accesibility features enabled so the workaround doesn't work (might be a similar but different bug).

Apt-get works fine though, as does Software manager.
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Re: Update tool doesn't do anything, synaptic doesn't work

Postby remoulder on Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:21 pm

Please run synaptic from a terminal and share any output along with output of
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inxi -Sr
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Re: Update tool doesn't do anything, synaptic doesn't work

Postby audunmb on Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:44 pm

Thanks for the reply. Though this is not very informative:

$ sudo synaptic
[sudo] password for audun:
$ inxi -sr
Sensors: Error: You do not have the sensors app installed.
Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ lisa main upstream import
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ oneiric partner
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ oneiric free non-free


No output from synaptic, it flashes briefly that's all. Should I install the sensors tools? What are they?
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Re: Update tool doesn't do anything, synaptic doesn't work

Postby remoulder on Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:03 pm

audunmb wrote:inxi -sr

That should have been capital S, linux is case sensitive.

Ok you might try the solutions mentioned in http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1854470 and also try starting synaptic as root with gksu synaptic.
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Re: Update tool doesn't do anything, synaptic doesn't work

Postby audunmb on Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:43 am

OK, tried again:
audun@samson ~ $ gksu synaptic
audun@samson ~ $ inxi -Sr
System: Host samson Kernel 3.0.0-15-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop Gnome Distro Linux Mint 12 Lisa
Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ lisa main upstream import
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ oneiric partner
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ oneiric free non-free


Already tried the option in that thread, but I didn't have screen-reader or orca turned on in the first place.
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Re: Update tool doesn't do anything, synaptic doesn't work

Postby mank_in on Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:10 am

Download mintupdate from http://packages.linuxmint.com/list.php?release=Lisa
and try manually install mintupdate with Gdebi
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Re: Update tool doesn't do anything, synaptic doesn't work

Postby remoulder on Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:15 am

audunmb wrote:Already tried the option in that thread, but I didn't have screen-reader or orca turned on

There were two options in that thread and the point was it didn't matter whether you used screen reader or not.
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