Problems with updating linux Mint 14

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Problems with updating linux Mint 14

Postby BluesViking on Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:29 am

Hi,
I just installed linux Mint 14 Nadia with the Cinnamon desktop (32 bits)
After installation is done the update manager pops up and warns me that I have 123 updates available, so i click the update manager icon and enters my password, and the manager opens. Then I check "mark all". and has 123 updates marked. Next i click "install updates".. and it turns grey for a little while, then the whole update manager closes and again i get the icon on the side of the clock telling me again that i have 123 updates available...
When i open the log of the update manager to see what went wrong, i see this text :
++ Launching mintUpdate in root mode
++ Starting refresh
++ Auto-refresh timer is going to sleep for 15 minutes, 0 hours and 0 days
++ Found 123 recommended software updates
++ Refresh finished
++ Install requested by user
++ Will install mdm
(then it list all the updates it WILL update, but then at the end of the list, this is what it shows))
++ Ready to launch synaptic

(synaptic:2579): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_set_data: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

(synaptic:2579): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid (NULL) pointer instance

(synaptic:2579): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_connect_data: assertion `G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed
++ Return code:139
++ Install finished
++ Starting refresh
++ Found 123 recommended software updates
++ Refresh finished"

I have no idea what is wrong here, and i get the same fault if i try and run Synaptic directly as well.. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance
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Re: Problems with updating linux Mint 14

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:30 am

1. Close MintUpdate, right click on the icon and close it.
2. Upgrade your pc from the command line. It will upgrade all old packages, and should also fix the buggy Synaptic and MintUpdate goes away afterwards (new packages).
"sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" <--- paste that in a terminal (exclude quotes)
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Re: Problems with updating linux Mint 14

Postby BluesViking on Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:07 pm

Thank you, it wored like a charm :)
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Re: Problems with updating linux Mint 14

Postby remoulder on Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:29 pm

sagirfahmid3 wrote:apt-get dist-upgrade

You should not be recommending a dist-upgrade on a derivative distro such as mint, see http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9146 for reasons.
[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

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Re: Problems with updating linux Mint 14

Postby BluesViking on Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:30 pm

remoulder.. what would be your suggestion then ?
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Re: Problems with updating linux Mint 14

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:23 pm

Just a "sudo apt-get upgrade". No extra packages installed that way.
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Re: Problems with updating linux Mint 14

Postby kwisher on Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:29 pm

remoulder wrote:
sagirfahmid3 wrote:apt-get dist-upgrade

You should not be recommending a dist-upgrade on a derivative distro such as mint, see http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9146 for reasons.


I've used apt-get dist-upgrade for years with mint/ubuntu/debian and NEVER had an issue so I don't know what you are basing this on.
The instructions suggested Windows XP or better, so I installed Linux :)
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Re: Problems with updating linux Mint 14

Postby remoulder on Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:47 pm

kwisher wrote:used apt-get dist-upgrade for years with mint/ubuntu/debian

On ubuntu and debian it's not an issue, but mint is a derivative of ubuntu and there is a likelyhood that you will end up converting mint back into ubuntu or at least end with changes to the system that weren't intended. We had a spate of this happening which is why Husse made that post. All I'm saying is that it is not advisable to use dist-upgrade on mint when a simple upgrade is all that is needed.
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