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Silent Warrior
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[SOLVED] MintUpdate misbehaving...

Post by Silent Warrior »

Updating on my installation has... gone bonkers. I can update fine through the commandline and Synaptic (and likely aptitude, if I'd ever bother getting familiar with it), so there's no real problem, but I find it disturbing. All other computers I've seen it run on have showed the expected behaviour, but not mine, oh no. And if it had happened to others, I'd expect something of a riot here, so I guess it's just me.

Anyway, what happens is this:
When I press 'Install updates', the updater just shuts down and refreshes the package database. No error message, no warning. There doesn't seem to be anything in the logs, and 'dmesg | grep mintUpdate' doesn't reveal anything at all.

I'm guessing it's a messed-up configuration file somewhere, and a clean reinstallation would take care of this, but none of the even slightly sane available methods have worked for me...
(Ie. I haven't gone bonkers with --force-flags just yet.)
Last edited by Silent Warrior on Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:23 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: MintUpdate misbehaving...

Post by karlchen »

Hello, Silent Warrior.

Let us try to find out what might be the cause by following these steps:
  • Open a terminal window. Execute this commandline

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    inxi -r
    This will list the repositories that your system tries to query.
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    sudo apt-get update
    This will query the repositories and reveal whether errors occur doing so.
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    mintupdate
    This might reveal error messages which you will never see when launching mintupdate from the menu or from the systray.
  • Please, post the complete screen output from each command here. Put the screen output between

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    [code] 
    [/code] tags, please, to make reading easier.
Kind regards,
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Re: MintUpdate misbehaving...

Post by Monsta »

If it happens again, right-click on mintUpdate's icon, select "Information" and post the full output from it here.
Don't forget to use the "code" tag.
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Re: MintUpdate misbehaving...

Post by Silent Warrior »

Roger!

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inxi -r
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://archive.removed/ubuntu trusty-removed apps
           deb http://archive.removed/ubuntu trusty-removed games
           deb http://mirrors.dotsrc.org/removed/ubuntu trusty-removed apps games
           deb-src http://mirrors.dotsrc.org/removed/ubuntu trusty-removed apps games
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/alecive-antigone-trusty.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/alecive/antigone/ubuntu trusty main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/alecive/antigone/ubuntu trusty main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/noobslab-themes-trusty.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/themes/ubuntu trusty main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/themes/ubuntu trusty main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
           deb http://linuxmint-apt.killerhorse.eu/packages qiana main upstream import
           deb http://extra.linuxmint.com qiana main
           deb http://mirrors.se.eu.kernel.org/ubuntu trusty main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://mirrors.se.eu.kernel.org/ubuntu trusty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ trusty partner
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/samuellb-fribid-trusty.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/samuellb/fribid/ubuntu trusty main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/samuellb/fribid/ubuntu trusty main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/satyajit-happy-themes-trusty.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/satyajit-happy/themes/ubuntu trusty main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/satyajit-happy/themes/ubuntu trusty main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/steam.list
           deb [arch=amd64,i386] http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/ precise steam
           deb-src [arch=amd64,i386] http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/ precise steam
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tiheum-equinox-saucy.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tiheum/equinox/ubuntu raring main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tiheum/equinox/ubuntu raring main

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apt update
Bra http://repo.steampowered.com precise InRelease
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Bra http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security Release.gpg                     
Läs:1 http://mirrors.dotsrc.org trusty-removed InRelease [8 125 B]              
Bra http://archive.canonical.com trusty Release.gpg                            
Bra http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security Release                         
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Bra http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe amd64 Packages                                                                                                                     
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Bra http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe i386 Packages          
Bra http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse i386 Packages        
Bra http://repo.steampowered.com precise/steam Sources                         
Ign http://mirrors.se.eu.kernel.org trusty InRelease                           
Bra http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main Translation-en             
Bra http://mirrors.dotsrc.org trusty-removed/apps amd64 Packages                
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Bra http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse Translation-en       
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Bra http://repo.steampowered.com precise/steam amd64 Packages                  
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Bra http://mirrors.se.eu.kernel.org trusty Release.gpg                         
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Ign http://repo.steampowered.com precise/steam Translation-en                  
Läs:14 http://mirrors.se.eu.kernel.org trusty-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [7 569 B]
Läs:15 http://mirrors.se.eu.kernel.org trusty-updates/main Translation-en [97,4 kB]
Bra http://mirrors.se.eu.kernel.org trusty-updates/multiverse Translation-en   
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
Ign http://linuxmint-apt.killerhorse.eu qiana InRelease                        
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
Bra http://linuxmint-apt.killerhorse.eu qiana Release.gpg                      
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                  
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Bra http://linuxmint-apt.killerhorse.eu qiana/main amd64 Packages              
Bra http://mirrors.se.eu.kernel.org trusty-updates/restricted Translation-en   
Bra http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg                                
Bra http://linuxmint-apt.killerhorse.eu qiana/upstream amd64 Packages          
Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com qiana InRelease                                 
Bra http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg                                
Bra http://linuxmint-apt.killerhorse.eu qiana/import amd64 Packages            
Bra http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg                                
Bra http://linuxmint-apt.killerhorse.eu qiana/main i386 Packages               
Bra http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg                                
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Bra http://ppa.launchpad.net raring Release.gpg                                
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Bra http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release                                    
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Läs:17 http://extra.linuxmint.com qiana Release [3 144 B]                      
Bra http://ppa.launchpad.net raring Release                                    
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Bra http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources                               
Bra http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages                        
Bra http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages                         
Bra http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources                               
Bra http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages                        
Bra http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages                         
Bra http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources                               
Bra http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages                        
Bra http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages                         
Bra http://ppa.launchpad.net raring/main Sources                               
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Hämtade 1 344 kB på 36s (37,1 kB/s)                                            
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(Just so we're clear, this is in Swedish, 'kay? 'Bra' means 'Ok', or 'Good', whatever the untranslated word is. 'Läs' equates to 'Read' or 'Load'. Either way, this looks entirely normal to me. I may have had to change servers a few weeks back, but this output, again, looks perfectly normal.)

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mintupdate
(mintUpdate.py:3216): libglade-WARNING **: unknown attribute `swapped' for <signal>.

(mintUpdate.py:3216): libglade-WARNING **: unknown attribute `swapped' for <signal>.

(mintUpdate.py:3216): libglade-WARNING **: unknown attribute `swapped' for <signal>.

(mintUpdate.py:3216): libglade-WARNING **: unknown attribute `swapped' for <signal>.
This is slightly more unnerving, although I can't see how that could cause this.
Glade library versions are:
libglade2-0 - 1:2.6.4-2
libglade2.0-cil - 2.12.10-5
libglademm-2.4-1c2a - 2.6.7-2ubuntu1
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Re: MintUpdate misbehaving...

Post by karlchen »

Hello, Silent Warrior.

The sceen output of "inxi -r" and "sudo apt-get update" confirm your initial statement that the problem must affect mintupdate only. Both screen outputs do not reveal any kind of problem.
About the 4 warnings or error messages which are displayed when you launch mintupdate from a terminal window: They seem to be the common behaviour. I see them here, too, and I can install any update which mintupdate offers without any problem. - The 4 lines will normally not be visible because the startup applications will send their terminal screen output to /dev/console or /dev/null.
Therefore, I suggest to do as advised by monsta
If it happens again, right-click on mintUpdate's icon, select "Information" and post the full output from it here.
Kind regards,
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Re: MintUpdate misbehaving...

Post by Silent Warrior »

Hm... But I can only do that when there's an actual update available, right? Or... HEY! Right! I can install something through Synaptic, force an older version, and update that! I'll do that first thing tomorrow.
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Re: MintUpdate misbehaving...

Post by nuthead »

I'm having the same problem and this is the output from mintupdate's information:

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++ Launching mintUpdate 
++ Starting refresh
++ Auto-refresh timer is going to sleep for 30 minutes, 0 hours and 0 days
++ Found 264 recommended software updates
++ Refresh finished
++ Install requested by user
++ Will install firefox
++ Will install firefox-locale-en
++ Will install language-pack-en
[b]**** I deleted the rest of this list to shorten the post. The rest was just the same as the others, except different programs listed****[/b]

++ Ready to launch synaptic
No protocol specified

** (synaptic:22914): WARNING **: Could not open X display
No protocol specified
error: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set in the environment.

(synaptic:22914): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0
++ Return code:1
++ Install finished
++ Starting refresh
++ Found 264 recommended software updates
++ Refresh finished
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Re: MintUpdate misbehaving...

Post by nuthead »

I think my problem may be solved. After experimenting, and finally creating another user and logging into that account, mintupdate (et al) work fine. I had also noticed that any program I tried to run with "sudo" would immediately terminate after prompting for the password. I'm assuming (and will test further) that the backup tool imported some X settings that borked sudo, thus affecting mintupdate and every other program that required a display. Hope this helps someone!
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Re: MintUpdate misbehaving...

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Huh, I guess I didn't have to 'outsmart' APT like that - I just found a kernel update waiting. Either way, here's what I see when I right-click mintupdate -> Information:

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++ Launching mintUpdate 
++ Starting refresh
++ Auto-refresh timer is going to sleep for 0 minutes, 7 hours and 0 days
++ System is up to date
++ Refresh finished
++ Starting refresh
++ Found 9 recommended software updates
++ Refresh finished
++ Install requested by user
++ Will install qtiplot
++ Will install linux-headers-3.13.0-30
++ Will install linux-headers-3.13.0-30-generic
++ Will install linux-image-3.13.0-30-generic
++ Will install linux-image-extra-3.13.0-30-generic
++ Will install linux-libc-dev
++ Will install linux-tools-3.13.0-30
++ Will install linux-tools-3.13.0-30-generic
++ Will install linux-tools-common
++ Ready to launch synaptic
Error creating textual authentication agent: Error opening current controlling terminal for the process (`/dev/tty'): No such device or address
++ Return code:127
++ Install finished
++ Starting refresh
++ Found 9 recommended software updates
++ Refresh finished
Is that Polkit, this 'textual authentication agent'?
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Re: MintUpdate misbehaving...

Post by Monsta »

Silent Warrior wrote:

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Error creating textual authentication agent: Error opening current controlling terminal for the process (`/dev/tty'): No such device or address
Is that Polkit, this 'textual authentication agent'?
Looks familiar - check this thread.
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Re: MintUpdate misbehaving...

Post by Silent Warrior »

Ah! Added the polkit-agent to my startup things, and the updater works just fine now. Marking this as solved.
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Re: [SOLVED] MintUpdate misbehaving...

Post by liar666 »

For your information, the actual solution is here:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/162011/s ... ktop-12-04
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