'Update Pack Info' button unresponsive

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'Update Pack Info' button unresponsive

Postby PaulW on Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:19 pm

I just updated to 3.2.0-4-amd64.
When doing so, I discovered that the mintUpdate 'Update Pack Info' button is unresponsive. It changes color when clicked, but does not open the info window.

1. Any thoughts on how to get the button to do it's thing?
2. Is there another way via the console to see the information that should be displayed in the update window?

I also had several 'Failed to fetch...' errors, but that's another issue.
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Re: 'Update Pack Info' button unresponsive

Postby zerozero on Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:35 pm

actually i believe that both issues are related: the update pack info is retrieved from the servers as you press the button, if you're having problems updating or experiencing slowness it might "freeze" waiting for the info.
in this topic viewtopic.php?f=90&t=122213 you'll get the needed info to change to a faster server
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Re: 'Update Pack Info' button unresponsive

Postby PaulW on Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:57 pm

Thanks zerozero for your response.
I did the mint-choose-debian-mirror thing. /etc/apt/sources list now shows:
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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://mirror.metrocast.net/linuxmint-debian/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://mirror.metrocast.net/linuxmint-debian/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://mirror.metrocast.net/linuxmint-debian/latest/multimedia testing main non-free

Went back to mintUpdate and did a refresh. Several packages failed to be fetched:
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Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/debian/import/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/debian/import/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/debian/main/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/debian/main/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/debian/upstream/i18n/Translation-en_US  Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/debian/upstream/i18n/Translation-en  Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

I also noticed that
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http://packages.linuxmint.com debian InRelease
failed, as seen when 'Show for individual files' was selected during the downloading process. However, mintUpdate indicates 'Your system is up to date'.
Where do I go from here???
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Re: 'Update Pack Info' button unresponsive

Postby zerozero on Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:01 pm

mint-choose-debian-mirrors picks the best mirror for the 3 debian repos in your sources.list, the errors you are seeing are from packages.linuxmint repo, to pick a mirror for that repo you have to follow xenopeek's topic that i linked above
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Re: 'Update Pack Info' button unresponsive

Postby PaulW on Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:24 pm

Thanks again. /etc/apt/sources.list now shows
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deb http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint-packages/ debian main upstream import

deb http://mirror.metrocast.net/linuxmint-debian/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://mirror.metrocast.net/linuxmint-debian/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://mirror.metrocast.net/linuxmint-debian/latest/multimedia testing main non-free

[There were no mirrors in US, so I chose the one in Canada.] mintUpdate refresh was significantly faster and no 'Failed to fetch...' errors encountered and shows 'Your system is up to date'. So, I guess all is well except the 'Update Pack Info' button is still unresponsive. :(
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Re: 'Update Pack Info' button unresponsive

Postby zerozero on Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:32 pm

the info "update pack info" is trying to retrieve is this one
http://mirror.metrocast.net/linuxmint-debian/latest/update-pack.html
(from the mirror you have picked)
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