no update available from mint 21.1

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Re: no update available from mint 21.1

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This is really weird.. /usr/share/mint-upgrade-info/vera/info is provided by mint-upgrade-info 1.2.5.

Your output shows that you have that version installed by the file is missing.

Looking at the package in your mirror, it contains that file.

I'm not sure what to think here.
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Re: no update available from mint 21.1

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I am curious, and certainly this question is driven by my ignorance of the inner workings of Mint, but, is this failure confined to Vera and/or Cinnamon DE?

I am still on Vanessa (waiting for servers to get some slack time) and XFCE 4.18.1, and did not have the problems the above had.
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Re: no update available from mint 21.1

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...only victoria directory is a symlink victoria -> vanessa

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$ pwd /usr/share/mint-upgrade-info
$ ls -alF
total 56
drwxr-xr-x  12 root root  4096 Jan 15 19:27 ./
drwxr-xr-x 363 root root 12288 Dec 18 22:50 ../
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Jan 15 19:27 tara/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Jan 15 19:27 tessa/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Jan 15 19:27 tina/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Jan 15 19:27 tricia-major/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Jan 15 19:27 ulyana/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Jan 15 19:27 ulyssa/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Jan 15 19:27 uma/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Jan 15 19:27 una-major/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Jan 15 19:27 vanessa/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  4096 Jan 15 20:00 vera/
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root     7 Jan 12 12:44 victoria -> vanessa/

$ cat vanessa/info
[general]
target_name = "Linux Mint 21.3 Virginia"
target_codename = virginia
editions = cinnamon, mate, xfce
Please note that I ignored possibility and option to upgrade from 21.1 to 21.2 intending to stay on 21.1 on this system (just looking into the issue). Can the situation be caused if 21.2 update was ignored? Still if someone on 21.1 has this issue they can use workaround creating symlink from Vera or copying relevant files to the Vera directory.
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Re: no update available from mint 21.1

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cd /usr/share/mint-upgrade-info/vera
ls
(0 files found)
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Re: no update available from mint 21.1

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I'm having the same issue. The option to upgrade to 21.2 WAS there. By laziness, I ignored it for months. Now that 21.3 was available, I told myself it would be a good idea to upgrade. I tried to click on it. It was still written upgrade to 21.2 even if 21.3 was out. Nothing happened when I clicked. I rebooted the PC, and the option wasn't there anymore.
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Re: no update available from mint 21.1

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thenerdyguy wrote: Mon Jan 15, 2024 5:03 pm It was still written upgrade to 21.2 even if 21.3 was out. Nothing happened when I clicked. I rebooted the PC, and the option wasn't there anymore.
Not that will help to find out the reason of the issue, but you can get the upgrade option running

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sudo cp /usr/share/mint-upgrade-info/vanessa/* /usr/share/mint-upgrade-info/vera
Second, preferred, method is to run

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sudo rm -r /usr/share/mint-upgrade-info/vera
sudo ln -s /usr/share/mint-upgrade-info/vanessa /usr/share/mint-upgrade-info/vera
Edit: the issue is fixed in mintupdate 1.2.6.
Last edited by t42 on Tue Jan 16, 2024 7:34 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: no update available from mint 21.1

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wow huge thanks at everyone and t42 for solving the issue finally.
The vera folder was just empty and my virginia folder was just a shortcut to the vanessa folder :? . But after copying the data from the vanessa folder to the empty vera folder the option to upgrade finally showed up.

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Re: no update available from mint 21.1

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Ok I did this
sudo cp /usr/share/mint-upgrade-info/vanessa/* /usr/share/mint-upgrade-info/vera

But now it allows me to upgrade to 21.3 "Virginia".
I'm still on 21.1

Is it safe to skip over the upgrade to 21.2?
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Re: no update available from mint 21.1

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AngelusWebDesign wrote: Mon Jan 15, 2024 10:48 pmIs it safe to skip over the upgrade to 21.2?
Yes.
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Re: no update available from mint 21.1

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OK. It looks like APT is unable to turn vera into a symlink if it existed already.

We'll get that fixed with an update.
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Re: no update available from mint 21.1

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Fixed in mint-upgrade-info 1.2.6.
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