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[SOLVED] 2 Updates which will not update
« on: November 28, 2016, 12:57:43 am »
I have 2 updates which I can't get to update. I am using Muon Update Manager (MUM) & Muon Package Manager (MPM).
The 2 updates are mencoder & mplayer.
Is there any way I can find out if anything is stopping them from being updated, I know packages can be held but I don't know how to check or unhold them. In MPM, it list them as upgradeable but I'm unable to upgrade them.

How can I check if there's anything else wrong which is preventing me from upgrading them?
« Last Edit: December 30, 2016, 01:07:16 pm by pooky2483 »

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Re: 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2016, 01:11:28 am »
I'm also getting an error in FireFox.
libavcodec may be vulnerable or not supported. and should be updated to play video.

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Re: 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2016, 07:45:33 pm »
Run:
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get upgrade
any errors ?

if so, post them.
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Re: 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2016, 07:18:21 pm »
All went ok but I saw this;

The following packages have been kept back:
  mencoder mplayer
The following packages will be upgraded:
  ghostscript ghostscript-x google-chrome-stable libgs9 libgs9-common
  oxideqt-codecs-extra
6 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 2 not to upgrade.

It's still not touching them!

p.s. Sorry for taking a while to get back to you.

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Re: 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2016, 12:27:57 am »
When you see that packages are "being held back" it usually means updating them will pull in packages (as dependencies) that are not already installed on your system .. apt- get upgrade can only UPGRADE packages to newer versions, it CANNOT pull in packages that don't already exist on the system .. you need to apt-get dist-upgrade for that

To finish the upgrade you'll need to give it express permission to pull in the dependencies that it needs that aren't already installed:
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
should allow it to pull them in.
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Re: 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2016, 01:37:35 pm »
Will that take me away from 14.04? i.e. to the next version?
If so, I don't want to proceed with the command as I prefer to stick with 14.04 (and will have to suffer the held back packages).

If it keeps me on 14.04 then I will continue with the command.

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Re: 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2016, 02:47:00 pm »
No you'll stay on 14.04
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Re: 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2016, 07:00:26 pm »
I have entered
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
and I get this;
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  kde-config-pimactivity libdirac-encoder0 libdrm-amdgpu1 libepoxy0 libevdev2
  libkactivities-models1 libkwineffects1abi4 libllvm3.6 libnepomukcleaner4
  libntdb1 libokularcore4 libpimactivity4 libtar0 libwebpmux1 libwxbase3.0-0
  libwxgtk3.0-0 libx264-148 mysql-server-core-5.5 nepomuk-core-runtime
  python-imaging python-ntdb python-pexpect python-pil python-renderpm
  python-reportlab python-reportlab-accel shared-desktop-ontologies
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 0 not to upgrade.

Looks like it's not done anything!!!

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Re: 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2016, 10:37:47 pm »
run:
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get upgrade
then
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
and you should be up to date.

You might also want want to clear those orphaned packages:
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sudo apt-get autoremove
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Re: 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2016, 09:38:01 am »
Running mint 17.3 mate 64bit.

I'm also getting an error in FireFox. 50.0.2
libavcodec may be vulnerable or not supported. and should be updated to play video.

I have followed the update procedure above but I am still getting the same message when using firefox.

I have checked in the package manager and I have the most up to date version.

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Re: 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2016, 07:52:33 pm »
Mark, I entered the commands you said to and then to check, I then re-entered
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sudo apt-get upgrade
And got the following...

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
  mencoder mplayer
0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 2 not to upgrade.

It's still not doing anything to them!!!

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Re: 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2016, 09:53:31 am »
Weird :-\

Okay what happens if you run:
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall mencoder mplayer
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Re: 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2016, 11:32:58 am »
Nothing happens, I get this;

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
  libfdk-aac0
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove it.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  mencoder mplayer
Suggested packages:
  mplayer-doc
0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 0 not to upgrade.

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Re: 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2016, 09:05:54 pm »
Okay sommat weird goin on....

Are you still on 14.04 (64bit) as your sig suggests ?

and what's the output from:
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dpkg -l | grep mencoder
and
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dpkg -l | grep mplayer

[EDIT]

Does running
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sudo apt-get clean
clear them ?
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Re: 2 Updates which will not update
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2016, 12:47:50 pm »
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dpkg -l | grep mencoder
ii  acidrip                                     0.14-0.2ubuntu7                                all          ripping and encoding DVD tool using mplayer and mencoder
ii  mencoder                                    2:1.1+dfsg1-0ubuntu3                           amd64        MPlayer's Movie Encoder

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dpkg -l | grep mplayer
ii  acidrip                                     0.14-0.2ubuntu7                                all          ripping and encoding DVD tool using mplayer and mencoder
ii  mplayer                                     2:1.2+svn37881~trusty                          amd64        movie player for Unix-like systems
ii  mplayerthumbs                               4:4.14.3-0ubuntu1~ubuntu14.04~ppa1             amd64        video thumbnail generator using mplayer

Looks like
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sudo apt-get clean
sorted it as when I ran Muon update Manager, there were updates to install, so I installed them. Then I re-checked for updates and there were none and no further warning about the two packages.

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