Mint 18.3 updates [SOLVED]

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Mint 18.3 updates [SOLVED]

Post by wolseley2 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:18 am

Just yesterday I successfully installed Sylvia but this morning it shows a red cross and can't refresh list of updates. How can I fix this? I'm assuming that this might mean that there could be a security problem until it's fixed?
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Re: Mint 18.3 updates

Post by kevin987 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:30 am

It's not a security problem. Probably need to find better update mirrors.

In the Update Manager, click on Edit and then Software sources.

Check your Main and Base for the fastest mirrors available.
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Re: Mint 18.3 updates

Post by smurphos » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:34 am

I think the main Mint update server has been down for a few hours this morning along with the forums. All seems to be back up and running again now. Click refresh in Update Manager.
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Re: Mint 18.3 updates

Post by wolseley2 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:37 am

Thanks kevin, curiously as soon as I went to update manager the usual green tick appeared!
Many thanks for getting back to me.

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Re: Mint 18.3 updates

Post by CtrlAltDel » Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:01 pm

smurphos wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:34 am
I think the main Mint update server has been down for a few hours this morning along with the forums. All seems to be back up and running again now. Click refresh in Update Manager.
I first had problems accessing these forums last night, American Central Time, at about two in the morning. Now I can access the forums but no mirrors are working. So, it seems to be an on-going situation.

Probably a worldwide EMP attack and updates are gone forever, shortly followed by the Internet.
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