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Update Manager confusion

Postby HappyLinux on Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:51 pm

I've noticed something with Mint Update Manager that's been puzzling me for some time now, but because it's not caused any problems to complain about, I never bothered to mention it in here.

This is Update Manager, not Synaptics Package Manager or the glitchy Software Manager. I mean the program that has an icon next to the clock in Cinnamon.

I have it set to check for updates hourly, but it doesn't always tell me when there's updates available. I have all 5 levels ticked to be visible, but only the first 3 ticked ready for install.

I've never had the icon change for updates available for levels 4 and 5, but sometimes it doesn't tell me if there's updates for the first 3. For example, I've had level 1 updates on the list, but UM never told me they were available. I didn't bother installing them. However, a few hours later, a few level 3 updates became available and only then did UM tell me. It seems to be fairly random when it tells me updates are available. Not an hour ago, there were about a dozen updates ranging from level 1 to 3 but it didn't tell me. I installed them and then an hour later I came back to the computer and UM is telling me there are updates avaiable. I check. There's one level 1 and three level 3s.

Because of this, I have a habit of manually checking for updates.

Is UM glitchy, or is some updates set to trigger the UM notification? I just don't know. It just puzzles me.
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Re: Update Manager confusion

Postby remoulder on Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:06 pm

HappyLinux wrote:doesn't always tell me when there's updates available

This and your other problem http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=108983&p=620672#p620672 may be symptomatic of a problem with your software sources. Please provide the output of
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Re: Update Manager confusion

Postby squeezy on Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:08 pm

HappyLinux wrote:Is UM glitchy, or is some updates set to trigger the UM notification? I just don't know. It just puzzles me.


Recent discussion of the same topic, viewtopic.php?f=34&t=103740
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Re: Update Manager confusion

Postby Oscar799 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:00 pm

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Re: Update Manager confusion

Postby HappyLinux on Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:46 pm

Here's a copy of my repo list

Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ maya main upstream import
deb-src http://packages.linuxmint.com/ maya main upstream import #Added by software-properties
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise partner
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu precise main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/danielrichter2 ... zer/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/danielrichter2 ... zer/ubuntu precise main
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ precise free non-free
deb-src http://packages.medibuntu.org/ precise free non-free
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise partner
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera.list
deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ stable non-free #Opera Browser (final releases)
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/oracle-java.list
deb http://www.duinsoft.nl/pkg debs all
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
deb http://deb.playonlinux.com/ precise main
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-wine-ppa-precise.list
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu precise main
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