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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #60 on: October 24, 2014, 10:48:49 am »
I did notice on the 21st Oct 2014 there were updates for:-
software-properties-gtk
python3-software-properties
software-properties-common

maybe these fixed something :)
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #61 on: October 24, 2014, 06:24:22 pm »
its still not autoupdating for me :(
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #62 on: October 24, 2014, 06:34:50 pm »
Since installing Mintupdate, everything seems to be behaving here.  The updates are showing up and the the Mint shield in the panel is displaying them.
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #63 on: October 24, 2014, 06:43:21 pm »
how do i install that?
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #64 on: October 24, 2014, 06:55:56 pm »
how do i install that?

I don't recommend you do that for the moment.  It is VERY much an experiment a few of us are doing?  The last post was just feedback for PCNetSpec.  If it becomes a permanent safe alternative to the default updater, PCNetSpec will make an announcement. 
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #65 on: October 24, 2014, 06:57:45 pm »
ok thanks ill keep checking back something is def wrong with the default one. i mean it works but just the auto function.
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #66 on: October 25, 2014, 07:28:14 pm »
I can see zero issues with having them both installed at the same time (mintupdate and update-manager) .. but I'm currently still testing with ONLY mintupdate .. I'll post back once I'm sure it works properly.

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Let me know if you want to try having both installed whilst I test it on its own
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #67 on: October 26, 2014, 01:27:39 am »
sure i would not mind trying i would just need a explanation how it all works im still very much a noob :)
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #68 on: October 26, 2014, 02:09:52 pm »
Download this file:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11876059/mintupdate_4.6.7%2Bpeppermint5_all.deb
and double-click it to install

Once installed, go to
menu > System Tools > Update Manager
then close the window that just opened.

You should now have a system tray icon (shield) .. right-click that shield icon and select "Preferences" .. on the "Levels" (tab) make sure ALL boxes are ticked under the "Safe?" and "Visible ?" columns

Also make sure the 2 boxes:-
Always show security updates
Always select and trust security updates

are ticked

In short .. make sure ALL 12 boxes on the "Levels" tab are ticked.

and click "Apply"

then close the Preferences window.

Note - Ignore the fact that Mint use the words "Unsafe" and  "Dangerous" .. the default Ubuntu/Peppermint policy is to install ALL updates .. you already chose the PPA's and sources so why should the updater subvert your choices.
(quite why Mint are so paranoid is beyond me)


Right click the shield icon again and select "Refresh" .. if there are updates available, they should show up.

Also test that the system tray icon starts automatically after logging off/on or rebooting.



The Mint Updater will check every half hour for updates .. for the short while it's checking for updates the shield icon will be a blank shield (actually I think there are little grey gears n it but they're hard to makke out).

If there are NO available updates, the shield will show a green tick

if there ARE updates the shield will display a blue circle .. in this case click the shield, and when MintUpdate opens, click the "Install Updates" button.



[EDIT]

I now consider MintUpdate 100% tested and working, so once you're happy mintupdate is working, feel free to uninstall update-manager:
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sudo apt-get remove --purge update-manager
(this is NOT necessary, the system will be quite happy with both update-manager AND mintupdate installed .. it's completely up to you if you want to remove update-manager)

To Undo
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sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends update-manager
then
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sudo apt-get remove --purge mintupdate
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #69 on: October 27, 2014, 01:08:14 am »
ok ill give it a go and let you know but im also keeping the default one install with this too?
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #70 on: October 27, 2014, 07:32:26 am »
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #71 on: October 28, 2014, 01:30:58 am »
ok if i wish to remove it or go back to the default will that be difficult?
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #72 on: October 28, 2014, 01:35:18 am »
ok i have installed it will let you know if it works out
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #73 on: October 28, 2014, 01:38:23 am »
my system is up to date so but it started up on reboot i will let you know if it gives me the update notifications.
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #74 on: October 28, 2014, 11:10:19 am »
I'm on the trot, today.  Haven't used this P5 'road warrior' for 2-3 weeks.

First stop I made, I connected to a WiFi hotspot, and...

The auto-updater is working fine.

Been so long since I turned this on, the BASH update was in the list.

I'll investigate this later, e.g. why mine didn't break.

Just saying...