Mint Update today found out about UP5 for my LMDE Xfce with KDE on top. It says I have 1644 updates. So, I tried it. Well, some of those repositories weren't found, so I didn't do the install. I thought I'd wait until everything would download. So, I've been trying it throughout the day.
Now the icon in the tray is still saying 1644 updates available, but the program won't open. When I click on "Information" it seems to be stuck on "Launching mintUpdate in root mode..." and won't go any further. I can launch Synaptic and it shows the installed packages marked as upgradable, but nothing is selected that "Apply" sees. When it refreshes, it shows the same "failed" repositories that mintUpgrade found. BTW, Synaptic refresh thinks there are 1146 upgrades. I don't know why the two number counts.
I would think that the slowness of the servers might be the problem, but Mint Upgrade isn't getting past the startup in root mode. Mint Upgrade DID upgrade and that's the only thing that did - that I know of.
Any idea? Any alternate ways to doing this upgrade? I'm sure apt-get would do it somehow, but I'm sure of the right command.