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Re: my last post
« on: November 01, 2013, 06:00:12 pm »
Thanks Mark for the explanation on the 'Rootkit'  but iI still cannot update my Mint 15 distro. I checked out the Mint Homepage and noticed that a repository had shut down. I followed the instruction about gedit in terminal but nothing has changed and I still cannot update. Am I doing something wrong, if not would it be better to wait until the end of the month and upgrade to Mint 16?

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Re: my last post
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013, 07:31:00 pm »
It would be helpful if you could give a bit more detail than 'cannot update'.
Please post the output from the following (run in terminal):
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inxi -Sr
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get upgrade

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Re: my last post
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2013, 08:49:32 pm »
Hi SeZo , the first part of your instruction shows as follows:-

dennis@dennis-System-Product-Name ~ $ inxi -Sr
System:    Host: dennis-System-Product-Name Kernel: 3.8.0-19-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Linux Mint 15 Olivia
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ raring free non-free
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
           deb http://packages.linuxmint.com olivia main upstream import #id:linuxmint_main
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-security main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ raring partner
dennis@dennis-System-Product-Name ~ $

I understand that Medibuntu repositories have now closed - where do I go from here?

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Re: my last post
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2013, 09:44:17 pm »
OK. You will need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list
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sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
then change the line:
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ raring free non-free
to
#deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ raring free non-free
by adding the # to comment that line out.
Save and close the file.
Then run:
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sudo apt-get update
Report (if)any errors.
In none then proceed with the upgrade (update):
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sudo apt-get upgrade
See if that will do the trick

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Re: my last post
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2013, 10:12:11 pm »
Hi SeZo, I tried what you suggested but got the following:-

Reading package lists... Error!
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/packages.medibuntu.org_dists_raring_non-free_i18n_Translation-en%5fGB
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

Any suggestions?

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Re: my last post
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2013, 10:21:47 pm »
Run:
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sudo mv -v /var/lib/apt/lists /var/lib/apt/lists-old
then
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sudo mkdir -vp /var/lib/apt/lists/partial
then
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sudo apt-get update
any errors ?
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Re: my last post
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2013, 12:16:30 pm »
Fraid none of these commands worked.

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Re: my last post
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2013, 12:56:38 pm »
I have managed to get my updates and package manager working at last !! My thanks goes to SeZo and to Mark for their valuable help.

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Re: my last post
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2013, 01:10:08 pm »
Glad to hear that you managed to sort your updates.
It would help any future visitors to this topic, to detail how you managed to achieve that result.

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Re: my last post
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2013, 08:23:29 pm »
I re-read your the mint homepage instructions, together with yours I then realised that I had maybe to type 'pluma' instead of 'redit'. I tried this and, hey presto, it worked.

 


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