[SOLVED] Do I have The Correct Software Sources?

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[SOLVED] Do I have The Correct Software Sources?

Post by tb75252 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:14 pm

I am using Linux Mint Debian Edition, 64-bit with Cinnamon as the desktop environment.

lately I messed around with things a little bit and now I am not sure whether Update Manager points to the correct repositories...

The Software Sources window shows the following:
a) Official repositories
* Mirrors Main (debian): packages.linuxmint.com
* Base (testing): debian.linuxmint.com/latest//
b) Additional repositories
* deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free

Is everything correct? The reason I am asking is also because, according to DistroWatch.com, LMDE 201403 has just been released but when I run Update Manager nothing comes up.
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Re: Do I have The Correct Software Sources?

Post by xenopeek » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:21 am

tb75252 wrote:The reason I am asking is also because, according to DistroWatch.com, LMDE 201403 has just been released but when I run Update Manager nothing comes up.
Then please read a little more in the LMDE FAQ :) LMDE is a rolling release; you don't care about new releases of the ISO. See also similar question: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 9&t=161145

As for your repositories, please share the output of the command:

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inxi -r
That will show your repository configuration in detail, for others to compare. The official repositories are:

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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free
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Re: Do I have The Correct Software Sources?

Post by tb75252 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:18 am

xenopeek wrote:
tb75252 wrote:The reason I am asking is also because, according to DistroWatch.com, LMDE 201403 has just been released but when I run Update Manager nothing comes up.
Then please read a little more in the LMDE FAQ :) LMDE is a rolling release; you don't care about new releases of the ISO. See also similar question: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 9&t=161145
Ok, I will.
As for your repositories, please share the output of the command:

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inxi -r
That will show your repository configuration in detail, for others to compare. The official repositories are:

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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free
Here we go:
# inxi -r
Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com debian main upstream import
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/// testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest///security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest///multimedia testing main non-free
deb http://extra.linuxmint.com debian main

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Re: Do I have The Correct Software Sources?

Post by Monsta » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:34 am

tb75252 wrote:

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Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list
           deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
Remove this, you don't need duplicates.

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Re: Do I have The Correct Software Sources?

Post by tb75252 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:14 pm

Monsta wrote:
tb75252 wrote:

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Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list
           deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
Remove this, you don't need duplicates.
I have done per your instructions:
# inxi -r
Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com debian main upstream import
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/// testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest///security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest///multimedia testing main non-free
deb http://extra.linuxmint.com debian main
...but now I get the following error message every time that I go into Update Manager and select Update Pack Info:
Your system is not pointing to any Debian repository.
Add 'deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free' to your APT sources.

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Re: Do I have The Correct Software Sources?

Post by Monsta » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:42 am

tb75252 wrote:...but now I get the following error message every time that I go into Update Manager and select Update Pack Info:
Your system is not pointing to any Debian repository.
Add 'deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free' to your APT sources.
There's a bug in mintSources - it writes too many slashes to the sources list entries, and mintUpdate doesn't understand it. You can fix it yourself by opening /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list with any text editor and removing the redundant slashes from there.

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Re: Do I have The Correct Software Sources?

Post by tb75252 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:48 am

Monsta wrote:
tb75252 wrote:...but now I get the following error message every time that I go into Update Manager and select Update Pack Info:
Your system is not pointing to any Debian repository.
Add 'deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free' to your APT sources.
There's a bug in mintSources - it writes too many slashes to the sources list entries, and mintUpdate doesn't understand it. You can fix it yourself by opening /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list with any text editor and removing the redundant slashes from there.
I have done as instructed:
# inxi -r
Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com debian main upstream import
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free
deb http://extra.linuxmint.com debian main
...but now I get the following error when selecting Update Pack Info:
Could not download all repository indexes
The repository may no longer be available or could not be contacted because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed index will be used. Otherwise the repository will be ignored. Check your network connection and ensure the repository address in the preferences is correct.

Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/test ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/test ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found

Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

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Re: Do I have The Correct Software Sources?

Post by Monsta » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:56 am

tb75252 wrote:I have done as instructed
Not exactly.

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           deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/testing main contrib non-free
There should be a space between latest/ and testing.

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Re: Do I have The Correct Software Sources?

Post by tb75252 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:08 am

Monsta wrote:
tb75252 wrote:I have done as instructed
Not exactly.

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           deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/testing main contrib non-free
There should be a space between latest/ and testing.
Thanks for your help! Everything seems to be running fine now.

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