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? About Mintupdate

Postby MikeB on Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:31 am

I uninstalled Update manager a couple of weeks ago and installed mintupdate..The lock icon is in the panel and I can open it up, refresh, etc.
but haven't received any updates yet.
Should there have been some by now ? Just wondered if it's working.
Using Cassandra.
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Re: ? About Mintupdate

Postby clem on Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:03 am

Hi,

You can check manually to see if there are updates, in a terminal type:

apt update
apt upgrade

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Re: ? About Mintupdate

Postby MikeB on Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:15 am

Well, I know this must be a noobie thing , but when I type apt update or apt upgrade I get" bash: apt: command not found".
Could you straighten me out ?
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Re: ? About Mintupdate

Postby T J Tulley on Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:47 pm

I see your problem: if you type in Terminal: man apt - you will see the answer to your question! Try apt-get instead.
Have a look at its manual first - man apt-get - then try apt-get update and apt-get upgrade.

I haven't found an easy way of returning to the command line after opening a manual - easiest to open a new terminal.

I'm a Newbie too. Hope this helps.
Yours hopefully -

Theo Tulley.
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Re: ? About Mintupdate

Postby MikeB on Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:16 pm

T J Tulley wrote:I see your problem: if you type in Terminal: man apt - you will see the answer to your question! Try apt-get instead.
Have a look at its manual first - man apt-get - then try apt-get update and apt-get upgrade.

I haven't found an easy way of returning to the command line after opening a manual - easiest to open a new terminal.

I'm a Newbie too. Hope this helps.


Thanks T J,
I finally discovered I had to use apt-get after I fumbled around awhile.
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