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linux mint system base package

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today I have received a new update - 'mintsystem Linux Mint System Base Package new version 8.0.8+1'. The upgrade appeared to be by level 1.

The problem is that when I began to install it there was a warning that the source of this update is insecure and it could harm seriously my system. Should I install it?
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I had the same update but did not get the message you did. I'm not sure what to advise but, let's go with waiting 'till someone can definitively answer your question before proceeding.

That seems like a pretty ominous warning.
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Cannot help with your problem, but I got the same update today without any warnings or issues..
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Try this:
Open Software Sources from your Menu and click the button
'Restore the default settings' at the bottom.
Then click the 'Update cache' button and try your Update Manager
again.

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Sometimes errors like what you're reporting occur when the Update Manager isn't able to properly connect to your update mirror, or something goes wrong with the connection. I always wait a few hours and the system resolves itself.
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What does this particular update do? It requires installing new packages. I have not found out about the packages yet. Do you know what the update is for?

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D-man wrote:What does this particular update do? It requires installing new packages. I have not found out about the packages yet. Do you know what the update is for?
It's a mystery not meant to ever be known, D-Man.
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CtrlAltDel wrote:
D-man wrote:What does this particular update do? It requires installing new packages. I have not found out about the packages yet. Do you know what the update is for?
It's a mystery not meant to ever be known, D-Man.
Actually you can look at the source code here. I'm not sure exactly what it does but the package descriptions says it is the "Linux Mint System Base Package".
(This is for Mint 17.3; I'm assuming that's what you have).

Looking at http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/main/m/mintsystem/ there was an update released September 1 (yesterday).
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all41 wrote:Try this:
Open Software Sources from your Menu and click the button
'Restore the default settings' at the bottom.
Then click the 'Update cache' button and try your Update Manager
again.
I have done exactly what you said. this is the decision. no more warning massages! thanks a lot! have a nice day!
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CtrlAltDel wrote:
D-man wrote:What does this particular update do? It requires installing new packages. I have not found out about the packages yet. Do you know what the update is for?
It's a mystery not meant to ever be known, D-Man.
No mystery at all. Before applying you can see the change log in the update manager, after you have it installed go to /usr/share/doc/mintsystem to find the changelog for rereading.
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Cosmo,
Fred Barclay,

Thank you for clarifying!

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