I don't know if this is any help to the devs of Mint Update but I captured the errors when installing all the updates after a fresh install of LMDE up to the screen form freezing on the last one. Number 11/ were a bit different.http://lin.me.uk/pics/install-errors.zip
Is there any way to pipe the output to a txt file or is it already logged somewhere?
When you do the "sudo dpkg --configure -a" everything is fine, it's just a bad intro to first time users.
It's so solid/stable running LMDE levels 1-3 that I almost feel tempted to turn 4-5 on just for kicks but I expect I'll stick with my LMDE rolling stable release.
One thing I would ask if Mint is to have its own repos is to put a good version of Xvidcap in as the ones in the Debian and Ubuntu repos are duff and it's a great app.
Oh well, back to work
There really needs to be a obvious warning somewhere about not
using MintUpdate set at it's default levels 1 thru 3. MintUpdate for all intents and purposes should not even be included in LMDE for in it's current default state it does not work for LMDE. It's only designed to work in Linux Mint main edition which is based on Ubuntu.
That being said, I do not recommend you use MintUpdate for updating LMDE with only levels 1, 2 and 3 enabled as it will not give you a stable rolling release. Eventually it will break your system as it will hold back needed dependencies over time. The recommended way to update LMDE is to use the Synaptic package manager or via terminal using the following commands:
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sudo apt-get update
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
If you really want to use MintUpdate then make sure you enable levels 1 through 5 first. Sure, based on Debian Testing, LMDE might break once in awhile but not that often where if you leave only levels 1 through 3 enabled it's sure to break sooner or later.
Just trying to save you a headache down the road.
Oh, about the errors you're seeing updating a fresh install. I've seen the same thing of late in the same situation. LMDE is somewhat overdue for a new respin as the massive amounts of required updates after install is starting to cause problems. The best way to update a fresh install of the current LMDE is to drop out to a command prompt (ctrl+alt+F1) and run the above commands and then "sudo reboot" when the update is finished. A new respin is due sometime after "Katya" (LM 11) is released. They'll probably have MintUpdate squared away by then as well as the overall update process. Like monthly (debugged?) snapshots for example.
"Humph. Choice, it is the quintessential Linux delusion, simultaneously the source of it's greatest strength, and it's greatest weakness." (All apologies to The Architect)