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Trouble updating Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby Zorba on Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:38 pm

I'm using Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64bit and after updating system Iget this error message: :shock: :shock:

Could not refresh the list of packages
ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR
W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/screenlets/ppa ... ce/Sources 404 Not Found
, W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/screenlets/ppa ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found
, W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/screenlets/ppa ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found
, E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.


:( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
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Re: Trouble updating Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby zerozero on Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:44 pm

the screenlets ppa that you are using has no support for quantal/mint14
delete it from your repos

you have (if you updates for screenlets) to use the development ppa https://launchpad.net/~screenlets-dev/+archive/ppa
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Re: Trouble updating Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby Zorba on Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:00 pm

zerozero wrote:the screenlets ppa that you are using has no support for quantal/mint14
delete it from your repos

you have (if you updates for screenlets) to use the development ppa https://launchpad.net/~screenlets-dev/+archive/ppa



These screenlets are included in Linux Mint official software repository :roll: :roll:
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Re: Trouble updating Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby zerozero on Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:09 pm

which screenlets, Brahim?
the screenlets showed here http://www.noobslab.com/2012/01/install-screenlets-016-on-ubuntu.html are not part of the official mint/ubuntu repository, are provided by a third-part ppa

and the ppa you were using only supports until precise/mint13, if you want suport for mint14 you have to replace that one with the one i gave you above (the development ppa)
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Re: Trouble updating Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby Zorba on Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:26 pm

I found them in the software manager and haven't added this PPA manually :D Should I remove their PPA totally from my software sources.
It's listed as http://ppa.launchpad.net/screenlets/ppa/ubuntu quantal main
By the way I've just updated Linux Mint 14 Mate with the same screenlets installed with no problems :shock:

Should I try:
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sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
sudo apt-get update
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Re: Trouble updating Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby zerozero on Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:28 pm

yes, both: the one you have highlighted and the one just above it. :)
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Re: Trouble updating Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby Zorba on Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:33 pm

Should I report that to lanchpad??? How can they include unsupported software :shock: :shock: I will remove them and speak to Clem. about that :D
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Re: Trouble updating Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby zerozero on Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:41 pm

Brahim,
not trying to stop you here but Clem has nothing to do with this: that ppa is not part of mint's default installation, was added after and therefore it's the user responsibility to watch the compatibility of the software post-installed.

furthermore that ppa is not exactly unsupported, has support for mint 13/ ubuntu precise.
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Re: Trouble updating Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby Zorba on Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:43 pm

I went to https://launchpad.net/~screenlets-dev/+archive/ppa and it says
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You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:screenlets-dev/ppa to your system's Software Sources
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Re: Trouble updating Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby Zorba on Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:52 pm

I know of these commands:
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sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
sudo apt-get update


But I don't know whether they will be useful I will try them anyway!!
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Re: Trouble updating Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby zerozero on Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:54 pm

:D it says the same in 99,99% of all ppa's in launchpad.
it's much easier to add some commands you see in an howto online and never see the warnings? :shock:
it's much easier if i give a link like this one http://www.noobslab.com/2011/08/install-new-screenlets-in-ubuntu-1104.html no warnings, just nice things :shock: it's the same.

Edit: the commands you listed in the last post have nothing to do with the error you are having.
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Re: Trouble updating Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby Zorba on Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:10 pm

Zerozero plz take a look at this http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/package/core/quantal/universe/base/screenlets :D That's the same version I have I think these screenlets are a total mess and so should be dumped forever they re very Windowsy anyway :lol: :lol:

Eidit: and this https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/quantal/+source/screenlets
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Re: Trouble updating Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon

Postby Ru1K on Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:22 am

Brahim wrote:I know of these commands:
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sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
sudo apt-get update


But I don't know whether they will be useful I will try them anyway!!


I tried that and still having this error:

Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/screenlets/ppa ... ce/Sources 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/screenlets/ppa ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/screenlets/ppa ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
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