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Peppermint 4 No software updates
« on: June 17, 2013, 07:26:45 am »
As mentioned in my previous post re printer problems I also have a problem with software updates, firstly there's no update icon on the taskbar, If i try via Menu/System Tools/Software Updater a dialogue box appears saying "Failed to download repository information, check your internet connection"  but the internet connection is fine, this is only one of a few problems I'm having since installing Peppermint 4 and I'm trying to sort them out for myself, but I can't get my head around this one.


Any help would much appreciated


Many thanks


Graeme

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Re: Peppermint 4 No software updates
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 10:55:16 am »
Funny, you're the only person that seems to b e having problems :)

Anywho .. what is returned if you run:
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sudo apt-get update
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Re: Peppermint 4 No software updates
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013, 11:18:22 am »
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sudo apt-get update


Everything seems to run fine until these last 2 lines

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W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/handbrake-ubuntu/ppa/ubuntu/dists/raring/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

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Funny, you're the only person that seems to b e having problems


I know what you're saying Mark , don't think I don't feel bad about it but this is not a Peppermint issue as such, in fact I believe I would have these problems with any Ubuntu based distro post 12.04 because all these sort of issues began when I first installed Mint 14 (based on 12.10), you may remember helping me mount all my network drives in fstab because I couldn't stream video through the network via .gvfs,  I consequently gave up on MInt at that time  believing it was a Cinnamon/Nemo issue and later installed Mint 15 hoping these issues would be sorted but they weren't it was just the same,

now I'm experiencing the same issues with Peppermint 4 and the one common denominator is the gvfs directory being moved from /.gvfs to ~/run/user/<username>/gvfs, (which began with 12.10), it seems to me there's been a fundamental change somewhere in the file structure that doesn't agree with my setup because prior to Mint 14 & Peppermint 4 everything worked perfectly, in other words everything prior to 12.10.

I was going to post on this later in more detail because I have others issues I haven't posted about yet and because my problems are difficult to define or describe I was wanting to get some more information so I can try to give a clearer picture of what's going on.


Many thanks


Graeme

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Re: Peppermint 4 No software updates
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2013, 11:38:07 am »
I have just used the system settings/software updater on my live usb and it worked first time.  I don't have handbrake installed though.
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Re: Peppermint 4 No software updates
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2013, 12:54:03 pm »
Okey dokey .. one issue aat a time eh ;)

Open Synaptic .. then go to Settings>Repositories>Other Software (tab)

remove the ticks from anything that has the words "ppa.launchpad.net/handbrake-ubuntu" in it.

Click "Close" .. and exit Synaptic.

Now does:
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sudo apt-get update
complete without error ?

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Re: Peppermint 4 No software updates
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2013, 06:17:55 pm »
Ok I removed the offending ppa and it updates without errors but still no icon on the taskbar


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Re: Peppermint 4 No software updates
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2013, 07:12:15 pm »
There is no system tray icon now (Peppermint isn't using mint-update this release) .. but you'll know when updates are available, you'll receive a popup ;)

I know people will disagree, but IMHO mint-update sucked, and was misleading anyway .. and why would you want a tray icon taking up space when there are no updates ? .. surely a popup every now and again when there ARE updates makes more sense ?

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Re: Peppermint 4 No software updates
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2013, 08:52:35 pm »
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I know people will disagree, but IMHO mint-update sucked, and was misleading anyway .. and why would you want a tray icon taking up space when there are no updates ? .. surely a popup every now and again when there ARE updates makes more sense ?

I wholeheartedly agree, I just assumed there was meant to be one and when I seen it wasn't there I assumed there was something wrong, my apologies  :)


Once again many thanks for your help


Graeme
« Last Edit: June 17, 2013, 09:13:01 pm by Emegra »

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Re: Peppermint 4 No software updates
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2013, 09:17:51 pm »
Hi Toonman

Sorry I missed your post

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I have just used the system settings/software updater on my live usb and it worked first time.  I don't have handbrake installed though.

I probably caused this problem for myself (something I excel at) the handbrake ppa is something I installed and I should have removed it once I realised it was wrong.

Thanks for your input


Graeme

 


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