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LMDE Haven't recieved an update since install

Postby guyfromfl on Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:40 pm

I am running LMDE, installed the first week of January. I have not received an update yet.

I am running Ubuntu and Mint Ubuntu-based distros, which all have had updates including new Kernels since.

Is this right???
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Re: LMDE Haven't recieved an update since install

Postby guyfromfl on Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:51 pm

I just found this.. Lol I will try this then try back.

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Re: LMDE Haven't recieved an update since install

Postby guyfromfl on Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:12 pm

I followed the instructions and am returning pretty much the same things as in the posts...

Is it not true that LMDE receives more regular updates than Ubuntu-based installs?
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Re: LMDE Haven't recieved an update since install

Postby passerby on Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:31 pm

LMDE tends to get updates in the form of update packs. It's updated far less often than Ubuntu-based distros.
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Re: LMDE Haven't recieved an update since install

Postby guyfromfl on Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:41 pm

I see, I thought that LMDE got more updates than Ubuntu.. Anyways, since I'm not getting errors, I assume its working as should.
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Re: LMDE Haven't recieved an update since install

Postby zerozero on Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:22 pm

are you saying that since the moment you installed lmde you had absolutely no updates? not even one? or a thousand?
that is not possible and something is wrong then :shock:
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Re: LMDE Haven't recieved an update since install

Postby guyfromfl on Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:42 pm

Not one update since I installed over a month ago.

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mark@bml-it:~$ inxi -Sr
System:    Host bml-it Kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Distro Linux Mint Debian Edition
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
           deb http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr/linuxmint/debian/latest testing main contrib non-free
           deb http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr/linuxmint/debian/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
           deb http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr/linuxmint/debian/latest/multimedia testing main non-free
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/duinsoft.list
           deb http://www.duinsoft.nl/pkg debs all

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Re: LMDE Haven't recieved an update since install

Postby zerozero on Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:30 pm

exactly what edition of lmde you installed?
from where you downloaded the iso?
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Re: LMDE Haven't recieved an update since install

Postby guyfromfl on Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:41 pm

I downloaded the ISO from http://www.linuxmint.com/download_lmde.php and created a bootable USB early January this year.

I'll head back to my work machine to check the exact version info if you need it
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Re: LMDE Haven't recieved an update since install

Postby Mr. B on Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:54 pm

zerozero,

Looking at the output, the kernel it is showing, he installed UP6 and should be up to date imho.


guyfromfl,

As said before, LMDE doesn't recieve updates just like that. It's updated with UP's (Update Packs) that contain updates of packages that are tested thoroughly to asure stability of the system. LMDE is also a cyclic- or semi-rolling distro, not a full rolling release distro that recieves daily or weekly updates.

Months can go by before a new UP is released.

The latest UP was released in December (UP6) and contained over 1200 updates, so it's right no further updates came in after that. When UP7 is ready and will show up, we will recieve the next load of updates. That's how LMDE works.

P.S.: Check the update manager to confirm UP6 is installed under Update Pack info
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Re: LMDE Haven't recieved an update since install

Postby zerozero on Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:09 pm

yep, Mr. B is right

the default kernel that comes with the iso you downloaded is 3.2.0-2, you only get 0-4 after update to UP6 that is the latest update-pack available atm;
this means that you installed and immediately after you had a huge update (over 1000 pkgs) since then there has been no updates

maybe the FAQ can help a bit viewtopic.php?f=197&t=91405
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Re: LMDE Haven't recieved an update since install

Postby guyfromfl on Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:15 am

Ok, according to the LMDE page on linuxmint.com:

You don't need to ever re-install the system. New versions of software and updates are continuously brought to you.


I was under the impression that it would update as often or more than the Ubuntu-style version..

As long as its running as its supposed to, I am happy and we can close this topic.

Thank you everybody.
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