mintupdate crash

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luandrea
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mintupdate crash

Post by luandrea » Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:43 am

Hi all,
after a month from the installation of mint (debian based), I cannot update it from mintupdate.

It start correctly ad shows me the blue icon when it finds updates, but if I start it crashes with this log:

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luca ~ $ mintupdate
luca ~ $ glibtop: Non-standard uts for running kernel:
release 3.11-2-amd64=3.11.0 gives version code 199424

sh: 1: cat: not found
/usr/bin/env: python: File o directory non esistente
I tried also to start it with sudo -E mintupdate and it show me the list of the packets to update, but if I click the Update button it crashes again.

Some more info (as suggested here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... on#p950488):

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luca ~ $ inxi -Sx
System:    Host: andreatta Kernel: 3.11-2-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.1) 
           Desktop: Cinnamon 2.0.14  Distro: LinuxMint 1 debian

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luca ~ $ inxi -r
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://http.debian.net/debian wheezy-backports main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
           deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
           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
sudo apt-get update work correctly.

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luca ~ $ file /usr/bin/mintupdate
/usr/bin/mintupdate: Python script, ASCII text executable

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luca ~ $ cat /usr/bin/mintupdate
#!/usr/bin/python

import os
import commands

launcher = commands.getoutput("/usr/lib/linuxmint/common/mint-which-launcher.py")

command = "%s /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintUpdate/mintUpdate.py show 0 &" % launcher
os.system(command)

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luca ~ $ python --version
Python 2.7.5+
Last edited by karlchen on Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:36 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: "mint (debian based)" => move thread from "Main Edition" to "Debian Edition Suppor"

kurotsugi
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Re: mintupdate crash

Post by kurotsugi » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:33 pm

that issue won't get fixed until next year so the only solution would be use alternatives such as packagekit, synaptic, or use terminal commands. you can also create a reportbug to mint team and ask for the solution.

luandrea
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Re: mintupdate crash

Post by luandrea » Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:27 am

Thank you very much, I will try your suggested solutions.

Can this bug affect other applications? I have other problems using rabbitcvs and I was wondering if the cause might be the same. Can I try other solutions like upgrading python?

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