[SOLVED]Update Manager is not working

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Re: Update Manager is not working

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I'm afraid it's over my head. It seems to be related to this:
Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce have applets for XAppStatusIcon. LibXApp 1.6 also provides an API which makes it very easy to write applets for other desktop environments.
Maybe that applet is broken for you and you should try removing it. That's not something I can help with in Cinnamon.
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Re: Update Manager is not working

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MrEen,

Would JeremyB's solution here work if changed for Tina?:
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=307829#p1732249
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Re: Update Manager is not working

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Great find sleeper12! It's worth looking at.

Abinash, what's the output of apt policy gir1.2-xapp
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Re: Update Manager is not working

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apt policy gir1.2-xapp
gir1.2-xapp-1.0:
  Installed: 1.4.9+tina
  Candidate: 1.4.9+tina
  Version table:
 *** 1.4.9+tina 500
        500 http://packages.linuxmint.com tina/backport amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1.0.4-2fakesync1 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 Packages

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abinash@abinash-Lenovo-G50-70:~$ sudo sed -i 's/tessa/tricia/' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list

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abinash@abinash-Lenovo-G50-70:~$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
Ign:1 http://packages.linuxmint.com tina InRelease                             
Hit:2 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease                     
Hit:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease                        
Hit:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease                
Hit:5 http://packages.linuxmint.com tina Release                               
Hit:6 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease        
Hit:7 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports InRelease        
Reading package lists... Done                      
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
All packages are up to date.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
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Re: Update Manager is not working

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Whoops, you jumped the gun there Abinash.

But at least it shouldn't have done any harm. You have tina, not tessa nor tricia. Your file is the correct one for you.

Once again, I'm at a loss.
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Re: Update Manager is not working

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Sorry...
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apt policy gir1.2-xapp
gir1.2-xapp-1.0:
  Installed: 1.4.9+tina
  Candidate: 1.4.9+tina
  Version table:
 *** 1.4.9+tina 500
        500 http://packages.linuxmint.com tina/backport amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1.0.4-2fakesync1 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 Packages
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Re: Update Manager is not working

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That's okay. Let's see apt policy libxapp1 <--- that's a one on the end.
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Re: Update Manager is not working

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apt policy libxapp1
libxapp1:
  Installed: 1.4.9+tina
  Candidate: 1.4.9+tina
  Version table:
 *** 1.4.9+tina 500
        500 http://packages.linuxmint.com tina/backport amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1.0.4-2fakesync1 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 Packages
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Re: Update Manager is not working

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I think we'll need a Cinnamon user that knows how to disable the XAppStatusIcon applet. Possibly just removing it then re-adding it will fix this.
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Re: Update Manager is not working

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I have been summoned (by JoeFootball), and dutifully appear with the solutions. Two possibilities.

Alternative 1: Fix your current install (recommended):

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sudo dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq --force-depends mintupdate
followed by:

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apt install mintupdate
Alternative 2: Manually upgrade to LM 19.3:

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sudo sed -E -i 's/ (tara|tessa|tina) / tricia /' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-*.list
followed by:

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apt update
apt dist-upgrade
Off I go, back in my bottle. *poof*
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Re: Update Manager is not working

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Yeah, that was my next guess! :shock:
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The alternative -1 worked. Thank you so much to every one who have tried to help. Feeling very happy that so much help is available in the forums. I hope I will so face other problems and we can try to fix those too and learn something new in the meantime.
Thank You all...
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Re: Update Manager is not working

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8) I never would have guessed anything close to that. Greater minds prevail. :lol:
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Re: Update Manager is not working

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gm10 wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:38 am
I have been summoned (by JoeFootball), and dutifully appear with the solutions. Two possibilities.

Alternative 1: Fix your current install (recommended):

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sudo dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq --force-depends mintupdate
followed by:

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apt install mintupdate
Alternative 2: Manually upgrade to LM 19.3:

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sudo sed -E -i 's/ (tara|tessa|tina) / tricia /' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-*.list
followed by:

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apt update
apt dist-upgrade
Off I go, back in my bottle. *poof*
I am on mint 19.2 and faced the same issue after I updated updatemnager from GUI. Tried alternative 1 and it didn't work. any idea whats happening?

Do I need to take reboot after I remove package with dpkg?
Laptop1:- Fujitsu Lifebook A555.
Core-i3 5005U, 16GB DDR3L, 480GB Kingston HyperX SSD,
Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon
Laptop2:- MSI GL-63 8RD.
Core-i5 8300H, 32GB DDR4-2666Mhz, 120GB NVME/1TB HDD 7200rpm
Linux Mint 19.1 XFCE
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