LMDE 2 has reached end of support as of 1-1-2019
This lib should probably be included in Betsy repo.
I discovered that some of my pdf are not good looking anymore. The font is not clean. It was perfect before the upgrade to Betsy. These PDF are all documents that I printed with the pdf printer of LMDE. Ebooks, magazines, Latex reports... are not affected.
The 2 pictures below present the same web page printed in PDF with 2 manners:
1) With cups-pdf (result is terrible).
2) With Print in a file and pdf as selection (perfect)
It seems related to /usr/share/cups/mime/mime.convs
The correct line should be:
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application/postscript application/vnd.cups-postscript 65 pstops
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application/postscript application/vnd.cups-postscript 66 pstops
But this is not working, and it will anyway not impact my old PDF files which were perfectly fine before the upgrade
I think that an important font may have been removed during the upgrade.
???killer de bug wrote:could you please post the output of
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apt policy mintupdate mintupdate-debian
There's nothing to post. Cinnamon desktop is screwed up. I can only log in with Gnome fallback and there's no mouse. I'm installing something else on that partition and can't wait to erase LMDE - what junk!
Good luck with the bugs.
I am the OP. There isn't anything to trust. I started this thread to encourage fellow LMDE users and Mint developers to track and resolve bugs and updating challenges. Please feel free to participate.I don't trust the OP's info and I warn other readers to be wary, too.
You might notice I have posted several times since my original post. Some things have changed since that first post and some things have note.
My last post about how I updated is shared here.
To my knowledge, at the moment nothing in LMDE 1 automatically adds the deb-multimedia keyring. This has to be performed manually as shared earlier in this thread.I didn't get that far.
While I won't argue that LMDE support in the past year has been lacking, the developers have indicated that will not be the case in the future. They have announced that LMDE will be the leading edge for Mint software improvements rather than first using Ubuntu-based Mint for improvements.LMDE is not supported and one is bound to have lots of bugs and other obstacles before any type of smooth upgrade is accomplished.
That your effort to update was not smooth is why this thread exists. Current LMDE users who watch the forums and Mint blogs already know that the developers have not yet focused efforts on updating existing systems. Hopefully this thread helps that effort.
I have performed the update many times. Thus far everything is manual. I have written a shell script to help me automate the drudgery but everything remains manual. The Update Manager cannot be used in a single one-time point-and-click. While there are some additional tweaks needed after logging into LMDE 2, thus far in my tests everything is stable. I have not tried to test every installed app.
We should dedicate a post in this thread or start another thread that is limited to listing known LMDE 2 bugs.I found two 'bugs'!
Within this thread I find the following LMDE 2 bugs reported:
* After updating to LMDE 2, the Update Notifier provides no indication of updates (seems to be a refresh bug).
* Compositing is enabled despite not being enabled in LMDE 1.
* Opening the Mate menu the first time takes about 2-3 seconds before the menu appears (I use the default Mate menu and not Mint Menu.)
* Tooltips are blank. (Mate)
* Annoying beeps.
* Skype does not launch.
* libmusicbrainz5-0 dependency for Nemo-preview
* PDF rendering, seems related to /usr/share/cups/mime/mime.convs
These are usability bugs and not updating bugs. Thus far a short list.
This is what I see:apt policy mintupdate mintupdate-debian
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mintupdate: Installed: (none) Candidate: (none) Version table: mintupdate-debian: Installed: 1.1.0 Candidate: 1.1.0 Version table: *** 1.1.0 0 700 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/main i386 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
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mintupdate: Installed: 4.8.3 Candidate: 4.8.3 Version table: *** 4.8.3 0 700 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ betsy/main i386 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status mintupdate-debian: Installed: (none) Candidate: (none) Version table:
The bugs will not get resolved if nobody tests and shares the results.Good luck with the bugs.
Testing note: I disabled the boot splash and I hope everybody testing here does likewise. I have seen some unexplained error messages, which I will try to remember to share later in this thread.
Had to force with apt-get dist-upgrade -f.
And remove/install gnome-terminal gnome-terminal-data and gedit who was in debian testing version.
But im lucky all seem to works fine ! And after that apt-get autoremove and clean save me 2Go !
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Start-Date: 2015-04-11 15:40:15 Commandline: apt-get remove gnome-terminal Install: libutempter0:amd64 (1.1.5-4, automatic), xterm:amd64 (312-2, automatic) Remove: gnome-terminal:amd64 (3.14.1-1) End-Date: 2015-04-11 15:40:37 Start-Date: 2015-04-11 15:41:38 Commandline: apt-get remove gnome-terminal-data Remove: gnome-terminal-data:amd64 (3.14.1-1) End-Date: 2015-04-11 15:41:40 Start-Date: 2015-04-11 15:42:03 Commandline: apt-get install gnome-terminal Install: gnome-terminal:amd64 (18.104.22.168+betsy), gnome-terminal-data:amd64 (22.214.171.124+betsy, automatic) End-Date: 2015-04-11 15:42:14 Start-Date: 2015-04-11 15:46:24 Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic Remove: gedit:amd64 (3.14.0-3) End-Date: 2015-04-11 15:46:26 Start-Date: 2015-04-11 15:47:01 Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic Remove: gedit-common:amd64 (3.14.0-3) End-Date: 2015-04-11 15:47:04 Start-Date: 2015-04-11 15:48:52 Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic Install: python-gtksourceview2:amd64 (2.10.1-2), libgtksourceview2.0-0:amd64 (2.10.5-2), libgtksourceview2.0-common:amd64 (2.10.5-2, automatic) Purge: gedit:amd64 () End-Date: 2015-04-11 15:48:56 Start-Date: 2015-04-11 15:49:30 Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic Install: gedit-common:amd64 (2.30.5+betsy, automatic), gedit-plugins:amd64 (2.30.1), gedit:amd64 (2.30.5+betsy) End-Date: 2015-04-11 15:49:41
By any chance, do you have a 64-bit system with nvidia proprietary drivers installed?killer de bug wrote:Skype don't want to launch anymore after the upgrade to LMDE2.
IIRC a simple rebuild of nemo-preview against the current Jessie's libs solved it for me. The resulting package depends on libmusicbrainz5-1 instead of libmusicbrainz5-0. I think it's because nemo-preview in Betsy repos had been built before 5.1 replaced 5.0 in Jessie (see the history here).killer de bug wrote:In order to be able to install Nemo-preview , I had to install libmusicbrainz5-0 from Wheezy repo.
Of course. The difficult part was just to find where the lib had been movedMonsta wrote: By any chance, do you have a 64-bit system with nvidia proprietary drivers installed?
This said, these Nvidia drivers are really really good this time. Nothing to compare with the ones in the last UP.
I don't have glitches anymore, no screen flickering, and I can play OpenArena without problems. Very good drivers!
I guess it the same bug reported by Woodsman. We are all stopped at this point and an apt install -f is always needed.Monsta wrote:Without apt-get's output that contains the error messages about dependency issues, we cannot know what we need to fix.couffi wrote:Had to force with apt-get dist-upgrade -f
Ok, then it's a known issue to me. Install i386 version of libgl1-nvidia-glx or libgl1-nvidia-legacy-<version>-glx, depending on whether you use the current drivers or the legacy ones. Only this lib package is required - no need to install the whole load of driver packages for i386.killer de bug wrote:Of course.Monsta wrote: By any chance, do you have a 64-bit system with nvidia proprietary drivers installed?
The problem is that the point is different for MATE and Cinnamon editions.killer de bug wrote:I guess it the same bug reported by Woodsman. We are all stopped at this point and an apt install -f is always needed.
Your solution is working. Thanks.Monsta wrote: Ok, then it's a known issue to me. Install i386 version of libgl1-nvidia-glx or libgl1-nvidia-legacy-<version>-glx, depending on whether you use the current drivers or the legacy ones. Only this lib package is required - no need to install the whole load of driver packages for i386.
But mine is also working. Installing this lib is only creating a link to the lib. The problem is just to explain to skype where is the lib. This said, the same problem is observed for Steam. So your fix is faster.
Nemo-terminal is not working. The terminal don't follow the folder. And the setup file is not taken into consideration.
I suspect it was the same in first LMDE and in Mint 17.x...killer de bug wrote:Nemo-terminal is not working. The terminal don't follow the folder. And the setup file is not taken into consideration.
If not, good luck with LMDE 2 updates. It wasn't worth the trouble for me. I've updated/upgraded Debian systems before (i.e. in the past) including vanilla Debian, Debian sid etc. but there was too much wrong with the update attempt w/ LMDE1/2 so I threw in the towel. Ciao.