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Package installer telling me to use Software Channel
« on: April 25, 2015, 03:36:10 pm »
Hi,

I've just tried to update Google chrome on Mint 13. When the package installer opens I get the following message;
"The same package is available from a software channel; recommend installing the package from this channel"

Where do I find this Software Channel?




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Re: Package installer telling me to use Software Channel
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2015, 04:35:56 pm »
If you're UPDATING Chrome (as opposed to installing it for the first time) run your software updater .. that will install it via your  "repositories" (sometimes called your software channels)

or open a terminal and run:
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sudo apt-get update
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sudo apt-get upgrade
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Re: Package installer telling me to use Software Channel
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2015, 04:35:56 pm »

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Re: Package installer telling me to use Software Channel
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2015, 07:02:57 pm »
I entered the two codes you gave, it took about 20 minutes to work through it all and update/upgrade.

I have a Software manager and Update manager (shield, bottom right). When I've tried to use the Update manager before it would tell me something like, it couldn't update everything so I should use the existing version.  Chrome never seemed to update, I've been using 28 for ages now it's 38.  I think I'll use these codes to update in future.

Many thanks Mark.

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Re: Package installer telling me to use Software Channel
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2015, 11:51:49 pm »
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