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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2013, 04:36:56 pm »
did you run:
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sudo apt-get remove --purge mint-flashplugin-11
?

run:
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sudo apt-get clean
then
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sudo apt-get remove --purge mint-flashplugin-11
then
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get upgrade
were there any errors from the last command ?

if so, post the output from:
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dkpg -l | grep flash
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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2013, 04:51:48 pm »
Still getting errors.



dkpg -l | grep flash
No command 'dkpg' found, did you mean:
 Command 'dpkg' from package 'dpkg' (main)
dkpg: command not found

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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2013, 05:18:29 pm »
When you get an error, can you post it.

Also .. sorry, typo .. that command should have read:
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dpkg -l | grep flash
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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2013, 05:54:15 pm »
This is the error:

Setting up mint-flashplugin-11 (11.2.202.280) ...
update-alternatives: error: unable to read link `/etc/alternatives/libflashplayer.so': Invalid argument
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)


dpkg -l | grep flash

pF  mint-flashplugin-11                    11.2.202.280                            Adobe Flash plugin 11

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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2013, 07:53:21 pm »
Is there any output from:
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sudo apt-get remove --purge mint-flashplugin-11
if so post it.

then post the output from:
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dpkg -l | grep flash
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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2013, 10:09:53 pm »
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
  libqt4-webkit
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED
  mint-flashplugin-11*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 17.4 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?

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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2013, 10:11:45 pm »
Sorry hadn't entered Y.

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
  libqt4-webkit
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED
  mint-flashplugin-11*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 17.4 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
(Reading database ... 148519 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing mint-flashplugin-11 ...
update-alternatives: error: unable to read link `/etc/alternatives/libflashplayer.so': Invalid argument
dpkg: error processing mint-flashplugin-11 (--purge):
 subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 2
No apport report written because MaxReports has already been reached
                                                                    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 #22 on: July 01, 2013, 10:14:01 pm »
dpkg -l | grep flash

pF  mint-flashplugin-11                    11.2.202.280                            Adobe Flash plugin 11

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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2013, 07:49:50 am »
This morning I checked the download shield their was only one update to be downloaded which was for Google Chrome.

This error message came up:

E: mint-flashplugin-11: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2.

But now the shield is saying the system is up to date!   ???

So I will assume that hopefully all is well.  How do you know all this stuff?   

Thanks for your help again Mark.   :)


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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2013, 11:56:09 am »
Looks like it's all working then, but there's still the mint-flashplugin-11 error to take care of .. it's up to you whether you want to leave "as is" because it all seems to be working, or whether you'd like to sort that error message too ?

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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working (SOLVED)
« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2013, 09:49:24 am »
Yes, that keeps coming up after updates although as of yet I haven't had a problem with YouTube etc.

I would like to sort it out if possible thanks.

Also, is it possible to set-up automatic updates?

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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working (SOLVED)
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2013, 04:19:03 pm »
Allowing (giving permission for) the updater to auto install in the background without prompting for your admin password is not a good idea .. beyond the obvious security issues (anything could install without your knowledge or permission), for one thing you wouldn't notice errors like this ;)



Back to the original issue ..

First thing to try:
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sudo aptitude -f install
any errors ?

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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working (SOLVED)
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2013, 05:19:12 pm »
Ok point taken.


E: I was not able to locate a file for the libdebian-installer4 package. This might mean you need to manually fix this package.
E: Internal error: couldn't generate list of packages to download

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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working (SOLVED)
« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2013, 05:59:11 pm »
OK, run:
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall libdebian-installer4
then
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sudo aptitude -f install
any errors ?
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Re: Updates for Mint 13 not working (SOLVED)
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2013, 09:42:00 pm »
Removing mint-flashplugin-11 ...
update-alternatives: error: unable to read link `/etc/alternatives/libflashplayer.so': Invalid argument
dpkg: error processing mint-flashplugin-11 (--purge):
 subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 2
No apport report written because MaxReports has already been reached
                                                                    Errors were encountered while processing:
 mint-flashplugin-11
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:


 


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