Update manager issue (Chrome related) [SOLVED]

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Update manager issue (Chrome related) [SOLVED]

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This cropped up a couple days ago. I'm attaching a screenshot...

My system is a HP Stream with 32 bit LM 17.3 installed.

I'm using Chrome browser which may be running out of updates and tripped things up?

Thanks

Jim
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Re: Update manager issue

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Google has dropped support for the 32-bit version of chrome.

Time to switch to another browser. If you like chrome, you could try chromium browser (the open source browser that chrome is based on). Firefox is another popular alternative.

See this announcement for more info.
viewtopic.php?f=143&t=214847
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Re: Update manager issue

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Oh, and for 64-bit users getting an error when updating their repositories, you can fix that by editing the sources list entry for chrome.

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sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
Add [arch=amd64] after deb, as follows:

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deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
Save, exit and update, and you should no longer be receiving the error.
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Re: Update manager issue

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Is Chrome the cause of my Update Manager issue?

I started to dump Chrome (which I like) but cant figure out how to save my bookmarks.

Thank you I might like to try chromium ... Ive used Firefox but have had problems on some sites, and Chrome worked better. Sorry to lose it.
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Re: Update manager issue

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zone9 wrote:Is Chrome the cause of my Update Manager issue?
Probably, but you haven't posted any useful information to confirm it. :wink:
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Re: Update manager issue

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I tried to post a screenshot but guess it didnt make it


Ill try again
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Re: Update manager issue

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To be honest, it would be better if you could post the output of:

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inxi -Sr

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apt update
Please enclose your response in code tags, like I did.
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Re: Update manager issue

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jim@jim-HP-Stream-Notebook ~ $ inxi -Sr
System:    Host: jim-HP-Stream-Notebook Kernel: 3.19.0-32-generic i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.6  Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
           deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
           deb http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa main upstream import
           deb http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa main
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/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

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jim@jim-HP-Stream-Notebook ~ $ apt update
[sudo] password for jim: 
Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa InRelease
Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease                                      
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa InRelease                               
Hit http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa Release.gpg                                
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg                                    
Hit http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa Release.gpg                             
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release                                        
Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease [65.9 kB]           
Hit http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa Release                                    
Ign http://archive.canonical.com trusty InRelease                              
Hit http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa Release                                 
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease                                 
Hit http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa/main i386 Packages                         
Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty Release.gpg                            
Hit http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa/main i386 Packages                      
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates InRelease [65.9 kB]             
Hit http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa/upstream i386 Packages                  
Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty Release                                
Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main i386 Packages [403 kB]   
Hit http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa/import i386 Packages                    
Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner i386 Packages                  
Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner Translation-en                 
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg                               
Get:4 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted i386 Packages [12.7 kB]
Get:5 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe i386 Packages [124 kB]
Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa/main Translation-en_US                     
Get:6 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main i386 Packages [692 kB]     
Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa/main Translation-en                        
Get:7 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse i386 Packages [5,164 B]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main Translation-en             
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse Translation-en       
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted Translation-en       
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe Translation-en         
Get:8 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted i386 Packages [15.6 kB]
Get:9 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe i386 Packages [339 kB] 
Get:10 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [13.4 kB]
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main Translation-en               
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse Translation-en     
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa/import Translation-en_US                
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa/import Translation-en                   
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted Translation-en         
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa/main Translation-en_US                  
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa/main Translation-en                     
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa/upstream Translation-en_US              
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe Translation-en           
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa/upstream Translation-en                 
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release                                   
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main i386 Packages                   
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted i386 Packages         
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe i386 Packages           
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en_US                    
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse Translation-en_US              
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted Translation-en_US              
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en_US                
Fetched 1,737 kB in 12s (138 kB/s)                                             
W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release  Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i386/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
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Re: Update manager issue

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As I said above...
Lolo Uila wrote:Google has dropped support for the 32-bit version of chrome.

Time to switch to another browser. If you like chrome, you could try chromium browser (the open source browser that chrome is based on). Firefox is another popular alternative.

See this announcement for more info.
viewtopic.php?f=143&t=214847
Install chromium browser and log into your google account and it should sync your bookmarks and settings.
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To install chromium browser...

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sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
sudo apt-get install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser-l10n
The last two add A/V codecs for content playback, and additional language support (if you want those).

Once you log into your google account, chromium should sync all your chrome preferences, bookmarks and add-ons. This will work even if you have already uninstalled chrome, providing you have a google account (and have it set to backup your data).

And do read the announcement I linked above. It has some important info about flash support.

EDIT: And don't forget to uninstall chrome...
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This is the file you need to delete to remove the error:

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Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
           deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
As said by the others, you need to switch to a new browser.
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jim@jim-HP-Stream-Notebook ~ $ Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
Active: command not found
jim@jim-HP-Stream-Notebook ~ $ deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
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No no,

the command is

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sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
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Re: Update manager issue (Chrome related) [SOLVED]

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Thank you once again!!! Uninstalled Google Chrome, installed chromium Im all set... I appreciate your help and guidance
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zone9 wrote:Is Chrome the cause of my Update Manager issue?

I started to dump Chrome (which I like) but cant figure out how to save my bookmarks.

Thank you I might like to try chromium ... Ive used Firefox but have had problems on some sites, and Chrome worked better. Sorry to lose it.

Yeah I really like Chrome also, my browser of choice, and on my Chromebook, I have no choice anyway since it is the only one available>>LOL. I IMO, think it is really dumb that the good people at Mint stopped supporting Chrome, but CHROMIUM is essentially the same thing, and has done everything for me the same. I did however have an issue not being able to play some music from a MySpace site (Yes MySpace still exists>>LOL), and found the issue was in, chrome://plugins, the box next to Adobe Flash needs to be checked, "Always allow to run." Chrome had the same issue. I have no idea why that box is not DEFAULT checked. Took me awhile to figure that one out :-)
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Re: Update manager issue

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Lolo Uila wrote:To install chromium browser...

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sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
sudo apt-get install chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser-l10n
The last two add A/V codecs for content playback, and additional language support (if you want those).

Once you log into your google account, chromium should sync all your chrome preferences, bookmarks and add-ons. This will work even if you have already uninstalled chrome, providing you have a google account (and have it set to backup your data).

And do read the announcement I linked above. It has some important info about flash support.

EDIT: And don't forget to uninstall chrome...
I will be the first to acknowledge I am far far from a Linux expert, but why do people always jump on using all this, "sudo alt," crap??

I installed CHROMIUM right from the, Software Manager. They must have created that for us DUMMIES>>LOL.
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JazzAzz wrote: I will be the first to acknowledge I am far far from a Linux expert, but why do people always jump on using all this, "sudo alt," crap??
Because whatever the DE the user is using, this command will run. We don't need to explain in details like click on this button if you use this, or on this button if you use that...
And if there is an error being returned, we have it immediately and the user can paste it.

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Re: Update manager issue (Chrome related) [SOLVED]

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So far, this has solved the “Red X” on the update shield issue for me. All other “solutions” posted have not worked. Seems simple enough and I don't see any reason why I shouldn't stick with it. I have now and always have had the 64 bit version of Chrome downloaded and installed directly from Google….not the Mint repository.

:idea: Went to this page to confirm what I suspected all along. https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95414?hl=en

:arrow: Then did this:

Go To: >Software manager>Edit>Software Sources>Additional Repositories>(Disabled the Google entry with “google-chrome.list” in the text at the end)>(Closed all windows)

So far, so good for more than 24 hours. No “Red X”. If it comes back, I will let you know here. :)

BTW: I am using 17.3 Cinnamon
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Re: Update manager issue (Chrome related) [SOLVED]

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3rdtimer wrote: Go To: >Software manager>Edit>Software Sources>Additional Repositories>(Disabled the Google entry with “google-chrome.list” in the text at the end)>(Closed all windows)

So far, so good for more than 24 hours. No “Red X”. If it comes back, I will let you know here. :)
You have just killed the possibility to receive new versions of Google Chrome by doing this.
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Re: Update manager issue (Chrome related) [SOLVED]

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killer de bug wrote:
3rdtimer wrote: Go To: >Software manager>Edit>Software Sources>Additional Repositories>(Disabled the Google entry with “google-chrome.list” in the text at the end)>(Closed all windows)

So far, so good for more than 24 hours. No “Red X”. If it comes back, I will let you know here. :)
You have just killed the possibility to receive new versions of Google Chrome by doing this.

Who cares. Chrome is no longer supported. Use Chomium instead
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