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MintUpdate not working.

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MintUpdate is not working, it just freezes there, doesn't do anything at all. Just goes gray and stays there. :cry:

I hope anybody can help! :wink:

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Re: MintUpdate not working.

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Did the program request your password when it opened and did you enter it? When mintUpdate opens, the window will be grayed out until the user enters a password in response to the system prompt.
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Re: MintUpdate not working.

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Yes, I insert the password, after that the screen just stays gray. :cry:

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I also have a problem with mint update, which I'm using in 'Tray Mode'. Since MintUpdate was itself updated a few days ago, the padlock symbol is broken and clicking 'Information' tells me that:

++ Launching mintUpdate in user mode
++ Testing initial connection
++ Connection found - checking for updates
++ Starting refresh
++ Auto-refresh timer is going to sleep for 0 minutes, 4 hours and 0 days
-- Failed to download new safety rules: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintUpdate/rules.tmp' None
-- Could not download safety rules

There is a 'rules.old' file in /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintUpdate/ which is dated 2009-07-16 21:43 but no rules.tmp exists. I recreated it from rules.old, but it made no difference.

Not sure if there is a common cause to both my and joaojmc's problem. I'm Using Mint 7 Gloria (Gnome version).

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Re: MintUpdate not working.

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I'm using Mint Gloria Gnome Version as well, and I like it. But aparently I have 300+ updates to do... :shock:

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Re: MintUpdate not working.

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Yeah, I like this version too. I usually prefer KDE, but haven't tried the Gloria KDE version yet.

I just tried running mint-update from the menu. It worked and said "Your System Is Up To Date" and rules.tmp exists again. So it looks like my problem is solved. I hope someone can suggest a fix for yours.

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Re: MintUpdate not working.

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Could be that one of your apt files are corrupted, got this from one of Fred's posts:
The two commands below, run in a terminal, will pretty well clean up your package management system. Copy and paste to prevent typos.

sudo su

apt-get -y autoremove && aptitude -y autoclean && aptitude -y clean && dpkg --configure -a
Something to try? regards, Richy

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richyrich wrote:Could be that one of your apt files are corrupted, got this from one of Fred's posts:
The two commands below, run in a terminal, will pretty well clean up your package management system. Copy and paste to prevent typos.

sudo su

apt-get -y autoremove && aptitude -y autoclean && aptitude -y clean && dpkg --configure -a
Something to try? regards, Richy

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Still not working. :cry:

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Re: MintUpdate not working.

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Terminal:

sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
sudo apt-get update

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Having just had this issue myself with mintUpdate version 3.7.9; says;

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++ Launching mintUpdate in user mode
++ Testing initial connection
++ Connection found - checking for updates
++ Starting refresh
++ Auto-refresh timer is going to sleep for 0 minutes, 4 hours and 0 days
-- Failed to download new safety rules: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintUpdate/rules.tmp' None
-- Could not download safety rules
After following above advice from richyrich (both bits), it was still reporting the same error. Opening up mintupdate proper however resolved this.

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Re: MintUpdate not working.

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My Mint update quit a couple days ago, also. :(

Using Gnome 7

Richyrich's post fixed it. Thanks!

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Re: MintUpdate not working.

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I have had the same experience as listed above. I followed all 3 pieces of advice and it worked. Strangely though, this all happened after I installed a wireless router at home. It happened on all my computers. MintUpdate worked pre-wireless, but when adding a wireless connection and using it instead caused MintUpdate to have this problem on all my computers.

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Re: MintUpdate not working.

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Hello,
Same problem here only, mintupdate is still not downloading "Safety Rules". The posts from Richyrich helped a lot, thank you. I hope you can suggest something more.... :D

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Re: MintUpdate not working.

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Hello TICOR, and Welcome to Linux Mint. There was a bug with mintUpdate 3.7.9 causing it to claim it couldn't download safety rules, this was fixed in v3.7.9.1 and you can safely click on the icon, install that update and restart mintUpdate.
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Re: MintUpdate not working.

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Right now I have to wait about a couple hours to get an acroread update, 64mb download . After ten mintues it is about 2 % done. I guees it is Ubuntu that is very slow.
The rest of the 'Net is running ok.

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Well that was not as bad as I thought. The update finished about fifty minutes ago.

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Re: MintUpdate not working.

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-al- wrote:Having just had this issue myself with mintUpdate version 3.7.9; says;

Code: Select all

++ Launching mintUpdate in user mode
++ Testing initial connection
++ Connection found - checking for updates
++ Starting refresh
++ Auto-refresh timer is going to sleep for 0 minutes, 4 hours and 0 days
-- Failed to download new safety rules: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintUpdate/rules.tmp' None
-- Could not download safety rules
After following above advice from richyrich (both bits), it was still reporting the same error. Opening up mintupdate proper however resolved this.
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Re: MintUpdate not working.

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I ran Mint back in 2007-2008 and really liked it. I've been distro hoping since then and I remembered how much I liked Mint so I installed Gloria a week ago. At first everything worked Great!
But then the Mintupdate failed. I only get a grayed out window. I left it for hours but no-go.
Synaptic still works fine.
I've tried (I think) everything on the forum but nothing seems to work.
The upgrade/update safety rules are a big reason I came back to Mint.
Is there a fix yet?
Anyone?
Thanks,
Cliff

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SOLVED- MintUpdate not working.

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richyrich wrote:Terminal:

sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
sudo apt-get update
Problem solved, thank you richyrich.
I suspect an operator error on my part.

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Re: MintUpdate not working.

Post by z1000000 »

Hello

I'm new to Mint and not sure about the mintUpdate tool.
When I loaded Mint, it said there were updates and downloaded them. The last update it did was over two weeks ago. It looks like it works, but it always says I'm up to date. I've loaded Mint 6 with Gnome. So to test it I ticked every level, 1 to 5 including the "dist-upgrade" box, thinking it must find something as I'm on the previous version 6, but it still says I'm up to date.

Perhaps it is working perfectly, and there haven't been any updates recently. Are updates made often on Mint or on Felicia? Before Mint I ran Ubuntu and that seemed to have updates almost every day.

I've used the code from richyrich, the first line removed stuff, and the second got 38 lines and finished with this-

Fetched 6712kB in 2min11s (50.9kB/s)
W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... ckages.bz2 Hash Sum mismatch

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

Any help or ideas would be great thanks

Well MintUpdate is working as I've got 7 level 3 updates waiting. It's the 26/Aug and the last updates were on the 8/Aug so I guess updates don't happen very often.

I still get that error when I reload Package manager though, I'm reading up on how to fix it but any help pointing me in the right direction would be great.

Thanks.

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