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why aren't my updates.. well, updating

Postby wiab4355 on Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:36 pm

when i click on the little unlocked padlock it seems to start ok (the download box opens) but then NOTHING HAPPENS

i'm hopeless at techie stuff so a bit of handholding would be nice.

ta very much
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Re: why aren't my updates.. well, updating

Postby RedWagon on Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:50 pm

After you clicked on the padlock did you click the big check mark near the top that says install updates? After you do that, when the separate download box comes up does it stay at 0% or do you see it downloading things?
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Re: why aren't my updates.. well, updating

Postby wiab4355 on Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:53 pm

thanks for replying - i did that; it stays at 0%
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Re: why aren't my updates.. well, updating

Postby RedWagon on Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:03 pm

Are you connected to the internet?
Also post the output of
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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

These are some of the commands behind MintUpdate, by running them manually we can see their terminal output and hopefully figure out what is going on.
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Re: why aren't my updates.. well, updating

Postby wiab4355 on Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:12 pm

thank you

did as you suggested - everything seems to have been downloaded and updated!

do i ignore the padlock icon from now on and just do it manually?
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Re: why aren't my updates.. well, updating

Postby tenfoot on Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:49 pm

[quote="wiab4355"]thank you

did as you suggested - everything seems to have been downloaded and updated!

do i ignore the padlock icon from now on and just do it manually?[/quote

If the padlock is "unlocked" there are updates available. If it is "locked" your system is up-to-date.
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Re: why aren't my updates.. well, updating

Postby Acid_1 on Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:04 pm

I do it manually and update everything. The developers recommend using MintUpdate as it blocks some of the "high risk" updates, such as the kernel, etc. I haven't had issues with it, some people do apparently. Next time just try

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sudo apt-get update


then open mintUpdate and see how that works.
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Re: why aren't my updates.. well, updating

Postby RedWagon on Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:40 pm

The developers recommend using MintUpdate as it blocks some of the "high risk" updates, such as the kernel, etc.

I'm assuming by 'it' you mean apt-get update, which it does block some stuff.
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

will upgrade the higher risk stuff, but it's stuff that even MintUpdate skips for me.
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Re: why aren't my updates.. well, updating

Postby Acid_1 on Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:05 pm

RedWagon wrote:
The developers recommend using MintUpdate as it blocks some of the "high risk" updates, such as the kernel, etc.

I'm assuming by 'it' you mean apt-get update, which it does block some stuff.
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

will upgrade the higher risk stuff, but it's stuff that even MintUpdate skips for me.


By 'it' I did mean apt-get update. But I guess you learn things once and a while. I always wondered why the Kernel didn't update through conventional means. Lol.
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