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MintUpdate - Icon and freeze problems

Postby Panoramixia » Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:27 am

I have some annoying MintUpdate bug.
In the end, MintUpdate works, but it is not as easy as it should be.

MintUpdate starts without errors at startup.
It displays correctly in the taskbar when there are no updates available (lock icon with checkbox).
It scans correctly to verify updates (lock icon flashing).
However, when it finds that there are updates available, the icons disappears !
Of course, I am not looking at that application all the time, so when I notice that it is missing from the taskbar, that means that updates are available.

Since it disappears, I need to open it from the System - Administration Menu.
The window opens white, then goes grey and usually it freezes for a long time.
I need to close it with Force Quit, as it is greyed out even after 15 minutes.
So I open it 2 or 3 times in a row.
Then it finally shows the list of the available updates (level 1, 2 and 3).
I select to apply them.
The download works correctly.
Then when the MintUpdate comes back from installation, it freezes again.
So I open it again 2 or 3 times in a row.
Then it finally shows that my system is up to date, and the lock with a checkbox now appears in the taskbar.

I like this application as it would be easy to see when updates are available and be sure to have the latest fixes and improvements.
But I would like it to work properly without that much problems.

Note: I use Linux Mint 6 (Felicia), which was updated from Linux Mint 5 (Elyssa).
Might that be why I would be "the only one" having this problem ?

Thanks

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Re: MintUpdate - Icon and freeze problems

Postby Husse » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:07 pm

I have not seen any report about this before. I have seen reports that icons disappear in a similar way for other applications
I think I give in immediately and ask for help :)
Hold on and you'll get an answer :)
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Re: MintUpdate - Icon and freeze problems

Postby Husse » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:24 am

I think there might not be a good alternative to purging mintUpdate
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NO - don't do this - far to many other packages will be removed!!
I should have checked before I wrote this answer - my bad
- purge mintUpdate (sudo aptitude purge mintUpdate)
- remove the folder /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintUpdate completely) or delete all contents
- reinstall mintUpdate
The mintUpdate history is preserved so it should remember what's installed
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Re: MintUpdate - Icon and freeze problems

Postby Panoramixia » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:51 pm

Hi Husse,

I sent you a private message with that log instead of pasting in public.
(but if you prefer I can post it too in public...)

I didnt went thru the purge, because it seems to me that far too many packages would be removed :shock:

Note that it says that mint-meta-gnome mintupdate-gnome is BROKEN :(
Maybe there is a first alternative to remove all that ?

We should be able to test easily the fixes, since my icon doesnt show at the moment...

Thanks

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Re: MintUpdate - Icon and freeze problems

Postby Husse » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:10 am

Note that it says that mint-meta-gnome mintupdate-gnome is BROKEN :(

Open Synaptic and mark these two packages for reinstall (just type Mint in the search box to find them)
This might fix it
This reminds me that one can go to synaptic or apt-get and start the process of removal, but not carry it through to get info on dependencies and broken packages
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Re: MintUpdate - Icon and freeze problems

Postby Panoramixia » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:11 am

I marked them both in synaptic, reinstalled only those 2 but they still show as BROKEN in purge. :(

How should I proceed next ?

PS: I dont receive an email when you reply to this post, even if I selected the "Notify me when a reply is posted". Do I have a setting missing ?

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Re: MintUpdate - Icon and freeze problems

Postby Husse » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:22 am

"Notify me when a reply is posted".

Where is this setting?
For rather obvious reasons that's something I don't want to have :)
I'll take a look at it and come back to you - won't be too long I hope
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Re: MintUpdate - Icon and freeze problems

Postby Panoramixia » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:52 pm

Husse wrote:Where is this setting?


At the bottom of each page of a post, there is a darker green line, just over the "Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group"
That line has 3 items, which says when you havent subscribed to the post: "Board index", "Subscribe topic" and "Bookmark topic"
And when you have subscribed to the post: "Board index", "Unsubscribe topic" and "Bookmark topic"

Any idea on how I can only uninstall the 2 BROKEN packages and reinstall them ?

Pano

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Re: MintUpdate - Icon and freeze problems

Postby lexon » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:10 pm

I had the same issue. I could see updates waiting but the window was grayed out and I could not select anything. I could not find an answer so I just re-installed the OS.
Works for me. Mint update is working ok so far.

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Re: MintUpdate - Icon and freeze problems

Postby Husse » Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:02 am

Oh - I'll be damned :)
I have had that "Subscribe to post" marked from the very beginning in this forum but never received any mail - luckily :)
Try this

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apt -f

and/or this

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sudo dpkg --configure -a
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Re: MintUpdate - Icon and freeze problems

Postby Panoramixia » Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:03 pm

Husse wrote:

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apt -f


That didnt worked:

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$ apt -f
wrong option


I tried using the name of the package:

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$ apt -f mint-meta-gnome
wrong option


Husse wrote:

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sudo dpkg --configure -a


That didnt end up in error, but dont seem to do anything, as there are no message...

I retried after that the purge:

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 $ sudo aptitude purge mintUpdate

but it still says that both packages are BROKEN

:cry:

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Re: MintUpdate - Icon and freeze problems

Postby merlwiz79 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:20 pm

Commands are wrong.

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apt install -f

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apt remove --purge PACKAGE_NAME
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Re: MintUpdate - Icon and freeze problems

Postby Husse » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:06 am

Damn it - I force myself to check my posts and still I manage to miss the install part of the command
I think apt install -f has a chance to fix your problem - note that no package name should be given - just apt install -f
This forces apt to (try to) fix broken packages
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Re: MintUpdate - Icon and freeze problems

Postby Panoramixia » Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:25 pm

Husse wrote:apt install -f


The command worked, but did not fix my 2 BROKEN packages :cry:
I sent you the details in PM

Might the other packages that purge want to delete be unused packages that where left there when I uninstalled other packages ?
I thought that Synaptic always remove the "children" packages if they where not used anymore by any "parent" packages...

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Re: MintUpdate - Icon and freeze problems

Postby Husse » Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:21 pm

This is the PM I received. Please always post in the topic/forum
Husse wrote:apt install -f



The command worked.


$ apt install -f

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libevolution3.0-cil libqbanking5 libarchive-zip-perl libmono-cairo2.0-cil
libflickrnet2.1.5-cil libogg-vorbis-header-pureperl-perl libwnck2.20-cil
apparmor libgnome-keyring1.0-cil libgnomedesktop2.20-cil libmp3-tag-perl
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 10 not upgraded.



Should I also delete those 10 packages ?
Are they from packages I previously deleted ???
I thought that Synaptic always removed packages that are not used anymore...


$ sudo aptitude purge mintUpdate
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
The following packages are BROKEN:
mint-meta-gnome mintupdate-gnome
The following packages will be REMOVED:
apparmor{u} libarchive-zip-perl{u} libevolution3.0-cil{u}
libflickrnet2.1.5-cil{u} libgnome-keyring1.0-cil{u}
libgnomedesktop2.20-cil{u} libmono-cairo2.0-cil{u} libmp3-tag-perl{u}
libogg-vorbis-header-pureperl-perl{u} libqbanking5{u} libwnck2.20-cil{u}
mintupdate{p}
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 12 to remove and 10 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 6787kB will be freed.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
mint-meta-gnome: Depends: mintupdate but it is not installable
mintupdate-gnome: Depends: mintupdate but it is not installable
The following actions will resolve these dependencies:

Remove the following packages:
mint-meta-gnome
mint-meta-main
mintupdate-gnome

Score is -103

Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?] q
Abandoning all efforts to resolve these dependencies.
Abort.



It did not fix my 2 BROKEN packages :cry:

Any other solution ?

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Re: MintUpdate - Icon and freeze problems

Postby Husse » Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:32 pm

No apt/Synaptic does not remove packages that are not in use
That's why there's the command apt autoremove
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apt remove mintupdate-gnome

This removes
mint-meta-gnome
mint-meta-main
mintupdate-gnome
and nothing else (at least that's what it told me)
There is a difference between purge and remove - purge removes all config files and they can be shared among many applications
Then do apt install these packages again, begin with mint-meta-main
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Re: MintUpdate - Icon and freeze problems

Postby Panoramixia » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:04 pm

I did the autoremove, just to make sure these packages are out of the way...

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$ sudo apt-get autoremove
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libevolution3.0-cil libqbanking5 libarchive-zip-perl libmono-cairo2.0-cil
  libflickrnet2.1.5-cil libogg-vorbis-header-pureperl-perl libwnck2.20-cil
  apparmor libgnome-keyring1.0-cil libgnomedesktop2.20-cil libmp3-tag-perl
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  apparmor libarchive-zip-perl libevolution3.0-cil libflickrnet2.1.5-cil
  libgnome-keyring1.0-cil libgnomedesktop2.20-cil libmono-cairo2.0-cil
  libmp3-tag-perl libogg-vorbis-header-pureperl-perl libqbanking5
  libwnck2.20-cil
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 11 to remove and 10 not upgraded.
After this operation, 5702kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
(Reading database ... 128584 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing apparmor ...
Unloading AppArmor profiles : done.
Removing libarchive-zip-perl ...
Removing libevolution3.0-cil ...
Removing libevolution3.0-cil from Mono
Removing libflickrnet2.1.5-cil ...
Removing libflickrnet2.1.5-cil from Mono
Removing libgnome-keyring1.0-cil ...
Removing libgnome-keyring1.0-cil from Mono
Removing libgnomedesktop2.20-cil ...
Removing libmono-cairo2.0-cil ...
Removing libmp3-tag-perl ...
Removing libogg-vorbis-header-pureperl-perl ...
Removing libqbanking5 ...
Removing libwnck2.20-cil ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for libc6 ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place


I did the remove of mint update
There are still packages that autoremove didnt remove ?

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$ apt remove mintupdate-gnome
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libswscale0 libwildmidi0 mintnanny-gnome unrar libdc1394-22 gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly libsoundtouch1c2 sun-java6-plugin libdvdcss2 gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse flegita xdg-user-dirs-gtk
  libopenspc0 libfftw3-3 gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse libavformat52 libgnomescan0 gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg libgnomescanui-common gstreamer0.10-pitfdll w32codecs freepats libmjpegtools0c2a libdvdnav4
  libgnomescanui0 giver gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad libdvdread3 libcdaudio1 libsidplay1 libavahi1.0-cil libgnomescan-common mint-artwork-gnome libgmyth0 gufw mintnanny libquicktime1 libofa0 libmpeg2-4
  libmms0 libneon27-gnutls libnotify0.4-cil libfaad0 liba52-0.7.4
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  mint-meta-gnome mint-meta-main mintupdate-gnome
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 3 to remove and 10 not upgraded.
After this operation, 106kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
(Reading database ... 128360 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing mint-meta-main ...
Removing mint-meta-gnome ...
Removing mintupdate-gnome ...


Then I installed mint-meta-main, which installed the 2 others

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$ apt install mint-meta-main
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  mint-meta-gnome mintupdate-gnome
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  mint-meta-gnome mint-meta-main mintupdate-gnome
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 10 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/5090B of archives.
After this operation, 106kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
  mintupdate-gnome mint-meta-gnome mint-meta-main
Authentication warning overridden.
Selecting previously deselected package mintupdate-gnome.
(Reading database ... 128351 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking mintupdate-gnome (from .../mintupdate-gnome_1.0_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package mint-meta-gnome.
Unpacking mint-meta-gnome (from .../mint-meta-gnome_6.0.8_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package mint-meta-main.
Unpacking mint-meta-main (from .../mint-meta-main_6.0.2_i386.deb) ...
Setting up mintupdate-gnome (1.0) ...
Setting up mint-meta-gnome (6.0.8) ...
Setting up mint-meta-main (6.0.2) ...


But when I verify the purge after the installation, I still have those broken packages :cry:

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$ sudo aptitude purge mintUpdate
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information     
Initializing package states... Done
The following packages are BROKEN:
  mint-meta-gnome mintupdate-gnome
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  mintupdate{p}
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 10 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 1085kB will be freed.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  mint-meta-gnome: Depends: mintupdate but it is not installable
  mintupdate-gnome: Depends: mintupdate but it is not installable
The following actions will resolve these dependencies:

Remove the following packages:
mint-meta-gnome
mint-meta-main
mintupdate-gnome

Score is -463

Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?] q
Abandoning all efforts to resolve these dependencies.
Abort.

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Re: MintUpdate - Icon and freeze problems

Postby merlwiz79 » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:48 pm

Installing mint-meta-main installs mintupdate.
So you installed mint-meta-main after the purge and then checked to see if mintupdate was purged.
This is how come it was installed.
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Re: MintUpdate - Icon and freeze problems

Postby Panoramixia » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:34 pm

merlwiz79 wrote:So you installed mint-meta-main after the purge and then checked to see if mintupdate was purged.
This is how come it was installed.


I never ran all the steps of the purge,
only the analysis part of the purge, because it verifies the integrity of the installation.

I want Mint Update to be installed, but I also want it to work as intended.

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Re: MintUpdate - Icon and freeze problems

Postby Husse » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:52 pm

You may have reinstalled from files on your hard disk and there's a corrupt file
So we restart

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apt update

Just to be sure we get the latest
Now you have to empty the apt-get cache

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apt clean

There is a difference between clean and autoclean - clean removes all packages, autoclean only those not used any more - from the apt-get cache, not the installed applications
Then remove and reinstall not quite as before

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apt remove mintupdate-gnome

This removes the three packages - don't remove anything else
Now install the packages again

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apt install mint-meta-main

This will fix the problem I hope
Sorry that it has become this complicated
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