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New Mint-Update

Postby Dyfi » Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:50 am

Using LMDE in a business environment on three desktops.

Decided to fresh install on one of them last evening - just to try the "latest repo" updates. Approx 1GB of updates downloaded satisfactorily. Mint update crashed twice during the installs - probably due to the heavy load - I expected this to happen -have seen similar before.

However, using "dpkg --configure -a", and then, "apt-get upgrade" after a reboot everything installed perfectly! Very impressed - all we need now is a new .iso updated with the new MU. I believe this would bring new users in, the massive amount of updates is offputting for some new folk.
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Re: New Mint-Update

Postby zerozero » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:10 pm

we can only hope for that updated iso;
with the update packs, the new MU-debian, and an updated iso, LMDE can be 2011 Big Thing

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Re: New Mint-Update

Postby dritzominous » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:28 pm

Well, I had problems with getting the new repositories to work with mintupdate.

1. I had to clear out my /etc/apt/sources.list of other debian poo, and replaced it with:

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deb debian main upstream import
deb testing main contrib non-free
deb testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb testing main non-free

2. I opened Mintupdate and hit Edit>Software Sources
I unchecked all sources other than the multimedia and security repos (I dont' know where Mintupdate gets it's sources, but I just deleted them, forcing it to use sources.list I suppose.... IDK, I hope someone can shed some light on how this works. Where does Mintupdate get it's sources? Because even after deleting /etc/apt/sources.list it still continued to use the previous source list. Why doesn't it just use sources.list? Kinda gay, I think.

3. Then I did:

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sudo apt-get purge mintupdate

sudo updatedb

locate *mintupdate*  (to see what you're deleting)

sudo -s locate *mintupdate* | xargs rm -rf    (a regular sudo just didn't cut it)

sudo updatedb

sudo apt-get install mintupdate-debian

Now mintupdate-debian is workin spiffy, and the old mintupdate is gone! :P

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