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Well, the immediate problem seems to have been resolved but I am still getting bad or unreachable entries in some of the repositories, when I run mintupdate. Yesterday I did manage to update to mintupdate 4.47 using the update mechanism in Webmin. After the update was completed, I checked the /etc/apt/sources.list and found this line:
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ nadia main upstream import ?? I changed the nadia part to quantal and re-booted, and the line appears again.
Did a bit more digging and mintupdate seems to work when /etc/apt/sources.list points to deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ nadia main upstream import. all the other lines in sources.list file point to quantal. Ahzthecat, I also noticed that a) the bug is still listed as outstanding in Launch, and b) the screen print of the mintupdate from yourself and another guy, showed the program pointing to a nadia repository even though we are all running quantal (mint 14).
There is a post in launchpad.net #1091895 in which David Stroud suggested suggested changing the server address from which Mint (13,14, etc) downloads updates. I gave it a shot and haven't had any problems. Because I'm Canadian, my default server was at the University of Waterloo in Ontario Canada (dweeb univ, j/k of course I changed it to a server in France and things seem to work just fine.
Hi all, thanks for posting such thorough answers. Neat site.
As someone who just hopped on Linux a few weeks ago I'm new to 'updating'.
I'm curious if Update 4.4.7 equals upgrading to Mint 14?
I initially read it as just an 'update' to 13, am I incorrect? Thanks
Clived, to clear up some confusion: the Linux Mint release name for Linux Mint 14 is Nadia, and it is based on Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal. It uses both Ubuntu repositories and Linux Mint repositories. The Ubuntu repositories would indeed have the release name "quantal" in your sources.list. The Linux Mint repositories (packages.linuxmint.com) would have the release name "nadia". If you change that to "quantal", it won't work
The main Linux Mint repository server can been intermittently slow at times, from the 19th of this month. That's due to the release of the LMDE Update Pack 6 on the 19th of this month. All the LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) users are downloading that, and it is a huge download. The aftereffect of this is still ongoing at times. The workaround, and recommended in any case, is to switch to a mirror server. That's why they have mirrors
To switch to a mirror server, open Software Sources from the menu and in the "Download from" selection box pick "Other". Then either browse to a mirror server in your country, or press the "Select Best Server" button (that one can take some time though). Confirm the selection by pressing the "Choose Server" button.
Because the start of the problems coincided with the release of mintUpdate 4.4.7, suspicion early fell to this package as the cause. That was just unfortunate coincidence in timing.
Chronoshard, to hopefully clear up your question: Linux Mint 13 is a long-term support release, based on Ubuntu 12.04; Linux Mint 14 is the latest release, based on Ubuntu 12.10; and mintUpdate is Linux Mint's Update Manager, a graphical program to manage your updates (available on both versions of Linux Mint).