Can't update package mint-artwork-common to version 1.8.9.2

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Can't update package mint-artwork-common to version 1.8.9.2

Post by oligalma » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:02 am

I can't update package "mint-artwork-common". You can see the error below. What should I do?

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Re: Can't update package

Post by asinoro » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:39 am

Can you update it from synaptic? If not remove it but before check which other packages are removed to install all of them again.

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Re: Can't update package

Post by administrollaattori » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:57 am

What happens if you run in Terminal

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sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade mint-artwork-common

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Re: Can't update package

Post by karlchen » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:45 am

Hello, oligalma.

You are not the only Mint 17.3 user who has experienced the reported problem.
Cf. this thread here: mint-artwork-common > dpkg error - attn: DEVS

I suppose the reason is that you have missed a recent dpkg update offered by Update Manager. This recent dpkg update enables dpkg to handle .deb software packages with .xz archives inside.
Without this recent dpkg update dpkg fails to understand the internal structure of the current mint-artwork-common package
Cf. this post here: > here <

HTH,
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Re: Can't update package mint-artwork-common to version 1.8.9.2

Post by minituxx » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:04 am

With errors on dpkg with packages blocked in apt cache (/var/cache/apt/archives) I normally use this command to force the installation and I do not ever have problems.

sudo dpkg --force-all -i /var/cache/apt/archives/name-of-package.deb

If you want to try it, you do it at your own risk

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sudo dpkg --force-all -i /var/cache/apt/archives/mint-artwork-common_1.8.9.2_all.deb

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sudo apt-get install -f

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sudo dpkg --configure -a

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sudo apt-get update

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Re: Can't update package mint-artwork-common to version 1.8.9.2

Post by karlchen » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:26 am

Hi, minituxx.

In case you are still using Mint 17.x and in case your dpkg is too old to support .xz archives inside software .deb packages, no "dpkg --forceall" will help.
The recent dpkg on Mint 17.1 arrived on the same day as the mint-artwork-common package here, which simply means that Mint 17.1 had not been used for almost a week.
On my current Mint 18.1, a dpkg update had arrived several days prior to the updated mint-artwork-common. So no hassle with .xz archives inside .deb packages on Mint 18.1. Moreover only Mint 17.x still used an old dpkg which did not support .xz archives inside .deb packages, yet.

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Re: Can't update package mint-artwork-common to version 1.8.9.2

Post by minituxx » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:18 am

Ok, I have Mint 18.3 and no problem.

So who has this problem just has to update the system? did I get it right?

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Re: Can't update package mint-artwork-common to version 1.8.9.2

Post by karlchen » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:51 am

minituxx wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:18 am
So who has this problem just has to update the system? did I get it right?
Yes, sir. This was indeed the message which I tried to get across. :)
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