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Old 12-18-2012, 11:21 PM   #1
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mintupdate 4.4.7 problems in Mint 14


Hey gang,
Is anyone else having trouble with the latest iteration of mintupdate 4.4.7 failing to install via the update manager?

When I try to run the update I get a string of errors referring to packages that couldn't be updated.

The Launchpad bug report is here

https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint...5?comments=all

It's not a connectivity problem because I can download the .deb through Firefox. Something is wonky with the updates it seems.

Its not just me, right?
 
Old 12-19-2012, 04:16 PM   #2
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Same Issue

I just installed Mint yesterday and I have not been able to install any updates. All it seems to do is error. It does it whether it is the mint update or any other updates.
 
Old 12-19-2012, 07:47 PM   #3
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According to the Launchpad bug tracker the issue seems to have cleared itself up, but I haven`t been able to confirm this.

hybye, have you tried to run updates today?
 
Old 12-19-2012, 08:30 PM   #4
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Just ran the updates on my Mint 14 64bit, and everything worked as it should. Must have been a back-end issue that they have cleared up.
Huh.
 
Old 12-19-2012, 10:00 PM   #5
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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.

Don't think we are out of the woods yet ..
 
Old 12-19-2012, 10:29 PM   #6
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In that case, I`ll unsolved the thread and we can keep an eye on the situation!
 
Old 12-20-2012, 01:29 PM   #7
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mintupdate 4.4.7 problems in Mint 14

Thanks for your comments, Ahzethecat.

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).

Clem, feel free to pitch in at any time
 
Old 12-20-2012, 07:06 PM   #8
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I noticed that too, and my updates are still acting funny. The question is, will there be a patch from mint, or are we on our own?
 
Old 12-21-2012, 10:30 AM   #9
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Mintupdate 4.47

Hey ahzthecat

Well until Clem fixes it and I am sure he will, we are basically on our own. As I mentioned you can also check and add updates using Webmin.
 
Old 12-25-2012, 05:57 PM   #10
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Smile mintupdate 4.4.7 problems in Mint 14

Hey guys

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.

Merry Christmas to you all
 
Old 12-25-2012, 09:47 PM   #11
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Newbie update question

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
 
Old 12-26-2012, 10:47 AM   #12
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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).
 
  


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