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Updates for Mint 13 not working (SOLVED)
« on: June 30, 2013, 04:38:56 pm »
I have a shield symbol that tells me there are 169 updates to download but, when I try to download them I get an error message stating that not all updates could be downloaded.

 When I close that the shield remains with 169 updates still there.

Screenshot shows error message.
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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2013, 04:48:03 pm »
Open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
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sudo apt-get clean
then
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get upgrade

Any errors ?
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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2013, 06:05:06 pm »
This is at the end of the updates:

Preconfiguring packages ...
dpkg: error: reading package info file '/var/lib/dpkg/available': Input/output error
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)


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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2013, 06:38:37 pm »
Does a ton of stuff scroll past if you run:
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cat /var/lib/dpkg/available
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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2013, 06:58:25 pm »
Yes it does.

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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2013, 07:05:32 pm »
What happens if you run:
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sudo apt-get install -f
?

[EDIT]

Also what happens if you run:
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sudo dpkg --clear-avail
then
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get upgrade
?
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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2013, 08:12:36 pm »
sudo apt-get install -f:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 200 not upgraded.

After next three commands

Configuration file `/etc/issue'
 ==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation.
 ==> Package distributor has shipped an updated version.
   What would you like to do about it ?  Your options are:
    Y or I  : install the package maintainer's version
    N or O  : keep your currently-installed version
      D     : show the differences between the versions
      Z     : start a shell to examine the situation
 The default action is to keep your current version.
*** issue (Y/I/N/O/D/Z) [default=N] ?

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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2013, 08:49:32 pm »
What's the output from:
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cat /etc/issue
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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2013, 10:32:15 pm »
What's the output from:
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cat /etc/issue

Linux Mint 13 Maya \n \l

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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2013, 10:41:43 pm »
OK, what happens if you run:
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sudo dpkg --clear-avail
Answer "N" to keep your current version.

Now what happens if you run:
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get upgrade
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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2013, 09:12:39 am »
Nothing happens after first command.

After second command I get the following at the end:

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.

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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2013, 10:40:58 am »
run:
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sudo dpkg --configure -a
then
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get upgrade
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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2013, 01:09:51 pm »
Thought it was working but no!   :(


Warning: No support for locale: en_GB.utf8
Errors were encountered while processing:
 mint-flashplugin-11
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1
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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2013, 01:27:01 pm »
OK, let's uninstall mint-flashplugin-11 and use the proper one instead.

run:
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sudo apt-get remove --purge mint-flashplugin-11
then:
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sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin
now try:
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sudo apt-get update
and
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sudo apt-get upgrade
any errors ?

If not, check your flashplayer works by seeing if you can still watch youtube videos.
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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2013, 04:31:14 pm »



dpkg: error processing mint-flashplugin-11 (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
 mint-flashplugin-11
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)


YouTube still works.





 


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