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Re: 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2016, 12:54:59 pm »
Thanks for fixing the problem Mark, what exactly was wrong, do you know?

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Re: [SOLVED] 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2016, 01:01:05 pm »
Looks like there were some packages (or information about them) in your local package cache that were refusing to install for whatever reason .. clearing the package cache allowed them be re-downloaded and installed.
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Re: [SOLVED] 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2016, 03:53:48 pm »
Sorry Mark, it seems I was wrong, they are still failing to update!

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Re: 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2016, 10:32:43 am »
According to this
http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?suite=trusty&keywords=mencoder
and this
http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?suite=trusty&keywords=mplayer
the current versions for 14.04 (trusty) are

mencoder     2:1.1+dfsg1-0ubuntu3

mplayer     2:1.1+dfsg1-0ubuntu3


And yet you have a later version of mplayer (2:1.2+svn37881~trusty) .. my guess is you're getting this from a PPA that's now broken.

What's the output from:
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for APT in `find /etc/apt/ -name \*.list`; do grep -o "^deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/[a-z0-9\-]\+/[a-z0-9\-]\+" $APT | while read ENTRY ; do USER=`echo $ENTRY | cut -d/ -f4` PPA=`echo $ENTRY | cut -d/ -f5` ; echo ppa:$USER/$PPA ; done ; done
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Re: 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2016, 08:00:17 pm »
The result is;

ppa:jonathonf/vlc
ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
ppa:team-xbmc/ppa

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Re: 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2016, 08:06:43 pm »
Mark, I think I've found the cause of the problem. THIS page is where I found I could install the newest version of VLC, but all it's caused is problems.

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Re: 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2016, 11:07:11 pm »
Yep, PPA's can be both a godsend and a nightmare .. nature of the beast I'm afraid.

You could purge that PPA, but it'll mean loosing that version of VLC (?)
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Re: 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2016, 01:05:02 am »
You could purge that PPA, but it'll mean loosing that version of VLC (?)

That's a sacrifice I'm willing to take, if it means using a version which 14.04 classes as current stable then so be it.

How do I go about it, do I just remove the PPA and the system will revert to the current stable for 14.04?


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Re: 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2016, 11:03:55 am »
Make sure ppa-purge is installed:
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sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
then purge the ppa:jonathonf/vlc PPA:
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sudo ppa-purge ppa:jonathonf/vlc
that should disable that PPA and revert anything installed from it back to the default versions
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Re: 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2016, 01:06:44 pm »
Now THAT fixed it.
Thanks again Mark :-)

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Re: [SOLVED] 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2016, 09:30:44 pm »
No worries mate :)
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