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mintUpdate taking forever to update

Postby linuxpete on Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:49 pm


Just installed a fresh linuxMint 4.0 (Daryna) and want to update. So I started mintUpdate.

What is nagging me is that it is taking hours to and still doesn't do anything. It stays grayed out like in the screenshot at the bottom of this message

First thought that the problem was localisation (nl, Netherlands). Ubuntu does also have this problem.

But after a fresh install without localisation, nothing again. Can somebody shine a light on this problem??????

If I use netstat -tcp then the next appears. So there seem to be some connections going on of have been going on.

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Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address           Foreign Address         State       PID/Program name    Timer
tcp        0      0     rockhopper.canonica:www CLOSE_WAIT 7255/http           off (0.00/0/0)
tcp        1      0   CLOSE_WAIT 7252/http           off (0.00/0/0)
tcp        0      0     foxtrot417.server4y:www CLOSE_WAIT 7258/http           off (0.00/0/0)
tcp        0      0  CLOSE_WAIT 7257/http           off (0.00/0/0)
tcp        0      0     auckland.canonical.:www CLOSE_WAIT 7256/http           off (0.00/0/0)

Some files have been downloaded and in total some 38 files are somewhere waiting for me :-)

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root@win98:/var/cache/apt/archives# ls
mozilla-firefox-locale-en-gb_2.0.07-mint1_all.deb             partial
myspell-en-gb_1%3a2.2.0-2ubuntu1_all.deb                    thunderbird-locale-en-gb_1%3a2.0.0.0+1-0ubuntu1_all.deb
myspell-en-za_20070206-2_all.deb                                   wamerican_6-2_all.deb  wbritish_6-2_all.deb

It's 350Mhz, Pentium, 396MByte RAM, Enough harddisk.

Install went fine, Networkconnection OK, I am writing this post from this machine.

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root@win98:# uname -a
Linux win98 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Sun Oct 14 23:05:12 GMT 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

MintUpdater grayed out.
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Re: mintUpdate taking forever to update

Postby Bandicoot on Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:28 pm

Just a few minutes ago, I could not reach anything mintrelated, and I had a broken lock next to my clock .. There seems to have been a little downtime, maybe that's why update wasn't working well for you .

Trouwens leuk om te zien dat er nog een nederlander hier op het forum zit
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Re: mintUpdate taking forever to update

Postby linuxpete on Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:01 pm

Nope, out of luck. I will try this week one or two times but then I have openSuse 10.3 installed today.
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Re: mintUpdate taking forever to update

Postby MagnusB on Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:49 pm

I have a similar problem on my computer, but there it just stay grayed a short while while it is updating the list, or something.
It might be your Network card that have trouble keeping up, have you tried a speed test to see what speeds you get? I suggest running a speed test at least 3 times, and do not download anything while doing that..
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