Faiing at the first hurdle

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Faiing at the first hurdle

Post by ChrisMW »

Hi,

I followed the instructions at http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2013.

First surprise is that the 'official-package-repositories.list' didn't exist, whilst it does on my other LMDE machine. Both have been updated to update pack 8. Anyway, created the file and put in the content. I also found a post indicating that key errors might be resolved by installing deb-multimedia-keyring_2014.2_all.deb, so I did.

Running the apt upgrade command produces this:

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Get:1 http://www.deb-multimedia.org jessie InRelease [22.3 kB]
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates InRelease                        
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/main amd64 Packages              
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/contrib amd64 Packages           
Hit http://www.deb-multimedia.org jessie/main amd64 Packages                   
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/non-free amd64 Packages          
Hit http://www.deb-multimedia.org jessie/non-free amd64 Packages               
Hit http://www.deb-multimedia.org jessie/main i386 Packages                    
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/main i386 Packages               
Hit http://www.deb-multimedia.org jessie/non-free i386 Packages                
Hit http://http.debian.net jessie InRelease                                    
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/contrib i386 Packages            
Hit http://http.debian.net jessie-updates InRelease                            
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/non-free i386 Packages           
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/contrib Translation-en           
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/main Translation-en              
Hit http://security.debian.org jessie/updates/non-free Translation-en          
Hit http://http.debian.net jessie/main amd64 Packages                          
Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com betsy InRelease                                 
Hit http://http.debian.net jessie/contrib amd64 Packages                       
Hit http://http.debian.net jessie/non-free amd64 Packages                      
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy InRelease                              
Hit http://http.debian.net jessie/main i386 Packages                           
Hit http://http.debian.net jessie/contrib i386 Packages                        
Hit http://http.debian.net jessie/non-free i386 Packages                       
Hit http://http.debian.net jessie/contrib Translation-en                       
Ign http://www.deb-multimedia.org jessie/main Translation-en_GB                
Get:2 http://extra.linuxmint.com betsy Release.gpg [198 B]                     
Hit http://http.debian.net jessie/main Translation-en                          
Ign http://www.deb-multimedia.org jessie/main Translation-en                   
Hit http://http.debian.net jessie/non-free Translation-en                      
Get:3 http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy Release.gpg [198 B]                  
Hit http://http.debian.net jessie-updates/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex        
Ign http://www.deb-multimedia.org jessie/non-free Translation-en_GB            
Ign http://www.deb-multimedia.org jessie/non-free Translation-en               
Hit http://http.debian.net jessie-updates/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex
Get:4 http://extra.linuxmint.com betsy Release [2,284 B]              
Get:5 http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy Release [16.7 kB]                    
Hit http://http.debian.net jessie-updates/contrib Translation-en               
Hit http://http.debian.net jessie-updates/main Translation-en/DiffIndex        
Get:6 http://extra.linuxmint.com betsy/main amd64 Packages [3,940 B]           
Hit http://http.debian.net jessie-updates/non-free Translation-en              
Hit http://http.debian.net jessie-updates/contrib amd64 Packages               
Hit http://http.debian.net jessie-updates/non-free amd64 Packages     
Hit http://http.debian.net jessie-updates/contrib i386 Packages       
Hit http://http.debian.net jessie-updates/non-free i386 Packages      
Get:7 http://extra.linuxmint.com betsy/main i386 Packages [3,921 B]
Get:8 http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy/main amd64 Packages [29.4 kB]
Get:9 http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy/upstream amd64 Packages [18.7 kB]    
Get:10 http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy/import amd64 Packages [18.8 kB]     
Get:11 http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy/main i386 Packages [29.4 kB]        
Get:12 http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy/upstream i386 Packages [18.8 kB]    
Get:13 http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy/import i386 Packages [18.8 kB]
Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com betsy/main Translation-en_GB                    
Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com betsy/main Translation-en                      
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy/import Translation-en_GB
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy/import Translation-en
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy/main Translation-en_GB                 
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy/main Translation-en                    
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy/upstream Translation-en_GB             
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy/upstream Translation-en                
Fetched 183 kB in 6s (27.0 kB/s)                                               
Reading package lists... Done
W: There is no public key available for the following key IDs:
9D6D8F6BC857C906
W: There is no public key available for the following key IDs:
7638D0442B90D010
W: There is no public key available for the following key IDs:
7638D0442B90D010
This doesn't bode well for actually downloading packages, does anyone have an idea?

Rgds Chris

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Re: Faiing at the first hurdle

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As always, make sure to read everything and don’t hesitate to connect to the IRC while performing the upgrade.

One important note among the warnings: Make sure to disable Romeo prior to upgrading. Cinnamon 2.6 and MATE 1.10 will hit it very soon, they’re not fully stable yet. If you want to test them, it’s better to enable Romeo post-upgrade so they don’t interfere with the upgrade.
did you follow the bit about Romeo?.

EDIT: upgraded my laptop the other way - clean install via new ISO burnt to disk.
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Re: Faiing at the first hurdle

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ChrisMW wrote: First surprise is that the 'official-package-repositories.list' didn't exist, whilst it does on my other LMDE machine. Both have been updated to update pack 8. Anyway, created the file and put in the content. I also found a post indicating that key errors might be resolved by installing deb-multimedia-keyring_2014.2_all.deb, so I did.
You probably forgot to run MintSources last time you upgraded to UP8: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 57#p822185

You can quickly check you have no dupplicated sources.list file by typing

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inxi -r
For your problem with signature, could you check that these two packages are installed? If not, please install them and run apt update again.

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KDB@KDB-laptop ~ $ apt policy debian-keyring
debian-keyring:
  Installé : 2015.04.10
  Candidat : 2015.04.10
 Table de version :
 *** 2015.04.10 0
        500 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
KDB@KDB-laptop ~ $ apt policy debian-archive-keyring
debian-archive-keyring:
  Installé : 2014.3
  Candidat : 2014.3
 Table de version :
 *** 2014.3 0
        500 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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apt install debian-archive-keyring debian-keyring && apt update
If it is still not solved after this, you can add the signature manually:
https://wiki.debian.org/gpghowto
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.

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Re: Faiing at the first hurdle

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Thanks for all the suggestions.... The romeo thing didn't ring a bell, so I not sure if I need to read up on it. Am I right in assuming this was the beta LMDE2? If so, I haven't touched that. The packages mentioned were all installed. Manually adding the keys solved it,so I'm now making a backup of my home and if all else fails, will just clean install and restore. I have done this a lot, every time my company laptop changes, so I'm used to that.

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Re: Faiing at the first hurdle

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ChrisMW wrote:The romeo thing didn't ring a bell, so I not sure if I need to read up on it. Am I right in assuming this was the beta LMDE2?
You can read about Romeo in the FAQ. Section 4:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 6&t=192429
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Re: Faiing at the first hurdle

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Should I be concerned with this?

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root@darco-lmde:~# apt install sysvinit-core adwaita-icon-theme blueberry
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 gsettings-desktop-schemas : Breaks: gnome-settings-daemon (< 3.10.0) but 3.8.5-2 is to be installed
 modemmanager : Breaks: network-manager (< 0.9.8.2-1) but 0.9.8.0-5 is to be installed
 ppp : Breaks: network-manager (< 0.9.8.8-7~) but 0.9.8.0-5 is to be installed
E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.

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Re: Faiing at the first hurdle

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Could you post the output of

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inxi -r
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Re: Faiing at the first hurdle

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***edit* oops...I did update my repos but I guess it didnt do a wrtie out....sorry...

*edit*
still getting error msg:

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root@darco-lmde:~# apt install sysvinit-core adwaita-icon-theme blueberry
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 gsettings-desktop-schemas : Breaks: gnome-settings-daemon (< 3.10.0) but 3.8.5-2 is to be installed
 modemmanager : Breaks: network-manager (< 0.9.8.2-1) but 0.9.8.0-5 is to be installed
 ppp : Breaks: network-manager (< 0.9.8.8-7~) but 0.9.8.0-5 is to be installed
E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages.
root@darco-lmde:~# inxi -r
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.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://liquorix.net/debian sid main
           deb-src http://liquorix.net/debian sid main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-musicmanager.list
           deb http://dl.google.com/linux/musicmanager/deb/ stable main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
           deb http://packages.linuxmint.com betsy main upstream import
           deb http://http.debian.net/debian jessie main contrib non-free
           deb http://http.debian.net/debian jessie-updates main contrib non-free
           deb http://security.debian.org jessie/updates main contrib non-free
           deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org jessie main non-free
           deb http://extra.linuxmint.com betsy main
Last edited by darco on Sun May 17, 2015 11:47 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Faiing at the first hurdle

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Ok, can confirm the romeo isn't applicable for me. Neither laptops have this option. Actually once I had the keys installed and the proper config file created and populated, steps 1,2,3 and 4 went perfectly. Waiting for the backup to complete for step 5.

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darco wrote:***edit* oops...I did update my repos but I guess it didnt do a wrtie out....sorry...
Remove this file: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list

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sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list
Then

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apt update

Edit: you are logged as root? This is not a good idea. I hope it's just for the installation of the updates.
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Re: Faiing at the first hurdle

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thxs,,,,that work and no not logged in as root only for update pprocess

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Re: Faiing at the first hurdle

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This thread, or the information in it, should be added to the installation instructions. Referencing the old source repositories really messes things up, and it is easy to avoid.

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Re: Faiing at the first hurdle

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Every person using the Linux Mint Debian Edition with UP8 is supposed to have read the upgrade instructions (from UP7 and UP8) or the FAQ. Therefore if you followed the instruction in February 2014 you don't have a sources.list file anymore. You only have the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list file. And thus the instructions given by Clem are perfectly usable.
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Re: Faiing at the first hurdle

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Hmm... PMFJI (I'm following theses upgrade threads carefully):

What if the OP added new repositories within Synaptic after UP8? (I suspect this is my case, though I'm fairly confident I followed the UP8 instructions carefully.)

Wouldn't they go into /etc/apt/sources.list then (re-creating the file)?

Does it mean that we should always add optional repositories via Mintsources instead of Synaptic?

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Re: Faiing at the first hurdle

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dclement wrote: What if the OP added new repositories within Synaptic after UP8? (I suspect this is my case, though I'm fairly confident I followed the UP8 instructions carefully.)
It will not duplicate your sources.list files. You may have several files but the repo will not be duplicated. So you will not have errors. Everything will work perfectly!

Here darco has 1 file for the new repo (Betsy) and 1 for the old repo (LMDE1) resulting in a clear update error.
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Re: Faiing at the first hurdle

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Oh, I see. Thank you for this very welcome clarification.

So I conclude that the /etc/apt/source.list file can be kept during the upgrade, as long as there's no conflict between repositories.

Good to know!

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Re: Faiing at the first hurdle

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Feels only right to post how things went on for me. After my backup, I took step 5. I wouldn't say it went flawless, but no real problems. The dist-updgrade failed when it couldn't find a file. Had to kill the process, manually remove locks, but simply re-running the command worked well. Once it was reporting success, I completed the switch, rebooted and held my breath. But no need, it went flawless, had to only restore my login background and my screensaver, otherwise everything was normal. Some minor PostgreSQL configuration and cleaning was required, but that I expected. Seeing the scope of the upgrade I am duly impressed. I've had more problems with a new UP here and there.

Currently backing up my main laptop, and hope to see it smoothly transition to LMDE-2 this weekend. That is a more recent install of LMDE-1, and has had less UP's applied to it and from what I've seen it has less old residue that could hamper the upgrade. So thanks everyone so far.....

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After my first 1 to 2 conversion I felt pretty confident about a second. But somehow things got mucked up. I had some apt issues, turned out there was residual mess left from previous installs, but in the end it did work well. It took its time, but there was a lot to change. But after rebooting things went bad

1. GRUB was installed to the wrong disk. So I had to manually select the wrong drive to get it too boot.
2. The login screen doesn't show. I have to wait for the monitor to sleep, after which it displays correctly. I suspect the old config needs fixing. Is there any way to reinstall the new config? I remember doing that on the first laptop and all I had to do is simply reselect the theme I was using.
3. No more splash screens....

I have fixed 1, that was easy.... however, can someone point me in a direction that fixes 2 and 3. I have verified that plymouth is installed on laptops, and have the same version (using synaptic). I tried reinstalling plymouth and mdm, but no result....

*edit* I have put in the config that comes with the new install, but it doesn't help. It looks like the screen is set to a low resolution, but the login screen is assuming it is at FHD resolution. This corrects once the screen sleeps, and when it wakes up, the resolution is correct. I've looked in several logs,but am unable to find anything. During the startup at one point it goes to FHD resolution, but a few steps later comes back to what I think looks a lot like 640x480.

*edit 2* Confirmed my idea, I can log in and end up with the desktop being displayed incorrectly. So if I can get this resolution thing sorted out... Could it be that the absence of the splash is related to this?

*edit 3* Booting the old kernel works perfectly, I get a splash, the resolution is correct. So it seems there's something wrong in the image prep. Also, grep shows the memtest in the menu, so I think something wasn't completed in that part of the setup.

*edit 4* It is something going wrong with generating the ramdisk. First observation is that adding a supported (1920x1080x32) resolution to grub causes the text in the login and desktop to disappear, if I take it out, all is well. Second is that regenerating all the boot images actually propagated the problem to the older kernel. I found this post http://www.hecticgeek.com/2014/03/fix-l ... rebooting/ and seeing I'm using an HD4000, I tried that. After which a

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sudo update-initramfs -t -u -k all
did the rest. All boots correctly now. It was loading the wrong modules for the display.... Splashscreen is back also :) I still have to clean the grub menu a little, but that's peanuts.

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