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Title: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5 [SOLVED]
Post by: jlschwartz on July 29, 2015, 07:22:23 pm
I ran an a software update today and noticed that the grub menu says Ubuntu now instead of Peppermint as the first item.  Also, the system returns the following:
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inxi -F
System:    Host: jlschwartz-AOA150 Kernel: 3.13.0-61-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Ubuntu 14.04 trusty
Machine:   System: Acer (portable) product: AOA150 version: 1
           Mobo: Acer model: N/A Bios: Acer version: v0.3301 date: 05/09/2008
CPU:       Single core Intel Atom CPU N270 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB flags: (nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1600.00 MHz 2: 1600.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x600@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 10.1.3
Audio:     Card: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.13.0-61-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver: r8169
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:1e:68:f4:19:93
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath5k
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:23:4d:6e:1c:8a
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (13.0% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1600BEVT size: 160.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 42G used: 20G (49%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 1.06GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 71.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 130 Uptime: 15 min Memory: 552.2/988.7MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17
Did the update to Peppermeint 5 do something wrong?  What should I do to fix this?  Thanks.
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: scifidude79 on July 29, 2015, 08:15:27 pm
I could be wrong, but I don't think Team Peppermint is still releasing updates for Peppermint 5.  So, you probably downloaded some updates from the official Ubuntu repos for the LTS release that overwrote something that was set by Peppermint.  I wouldn't worry too much about it.  After all, Peppermint 5 is technically Ubuntu, just with a different desktop environment and some other changes.  ;)  Any OS based on Ubuntu's source code is still Ubuntu underneath.

Now, if it said "Fedora," I'd worry.   :o
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: scifidude79 on July 29, 2015, 08:24:10 pm
I'm going to do a test install of P5 on VirtualBox, update it and see if I get the same thing.
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: scifidude79 on July 29, 2015, 09:00:50 pm
Well, I did a test install in VirtualBox and updated and it still says "Peppermint Five" when I run inxi -F.  I honestly don't know how or why yours says "Ubuntu."   ???  Though, I'm running 64-bit, not 32-bit, so I don't know if that makes a difference.
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 30, 2015, 01:17:46 am
inxi gets its "Distro" info from "/etc/issue"
but
GRUB gets the distro name from "/etc/lsb-release"

both are contained in the "base-files" package, so I can only assume that for some reason your system downloaded the Ubuntu version of "base-files"

can you post the output from:
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dpkg -l | grep base-files
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: jlschwartz on July 30, 2015, 06:38:45 am
I don't know how that could have happened.  As you requested, see below:

$ dpkg -l | grep base-files
ii  base-files                                                  7.2ubuntu5.2                                                i386         Debian base system miscellaneous files

Not sure why it is so jumbled looking.  Any help you could give would be appreciated.  Thanks.
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: Slim.Fatz on July 30, 2015, 07:33:08 am
Hi jlschwartz,


It actually looks quite normal. Mine looks like this:
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Yours is just missing the "+peppermint2" part.


Regards,


-- Slim
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: jlschwartz on July 30, 2015, 07:38:24 am
It's just unnerving for me to see Ubuntu and not Peppermint in Grub and the system info.  I can't figure out what could have caused this.  Hopefully, I can fix it.  Thanks.
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: scifidude79 on July 30, 2015, 09:02:03 am
Did you by chance at any time remove the peppermint system packages?
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: jlschwartz on July 30, 2015, 09:23:39 am
I didn't remove anything knowingly.  The system said updates were available and I installed them and when I rebooted after that it was this way.  If I did something, I didn't know it.  Thanks.
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: scifidude79 on July 30, 2015, 09:29:06 am
I didn't remove anything knowingly.  The system said updates were available and I installed them and when I rebooted after that it was this way.  If I did something, I didn't know it.  Thanks.

I'm sure you didn't, I was just grasping at straws.   :-\
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: jlschwartz on July 30, 2015, 12:50:54 pm
Slim, thanks for your reply.  I hope I get that Peppermint part back.
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: Slim.Fatz on July 30, 2015, 01:25:34 pm
Slim, thanks for your reply.  I hope I get that Peppermint part back.
Hi jlschwartz,


You're welcome. As long as everything is working without any hiccups and nothing seems to be missing, then I don't think that you should worry about this. Think of it more as  "behind the scenes cosmetic blemish"   :P


Regards,


-- Slim
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 30, 2015, 01:30:02 pm
If you run:
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sudo apt-get updatethen
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall base-filesnow what's the output from:
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dpkg -l | grep base-filesand
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dpkg -l | grep peppermint?
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: jlschwartz on July 30, 2015, 02:06:55 pm
PCNetSpec,
I tried what you asked and got the following:

$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall base-files
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Reinstallation of base-files is not possible, it cannot be downloaded.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.

Also, if I go to repositories in Synaptic the first one now says Ubuntu instead of Peppermint.  Maybe that's why it cannot download the base files? :-\
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: Slim.Fatz on July 30, 2015, 02:33:31 pm

Hi jlschwartz,

Please open a terminal, enter the following commands and post the contents of these files:


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gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

and


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gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/peppermint.list

Regards,


-- Slim

Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: jlschwartz on July 30, 2015, 02:59:59 pm
Slim,

The first list is below.  I tried to use spoiler to condense it.

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The second list is:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/release/ubuntu trusty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/release/ubuntu trusty main

I hope this helps.
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 30, 2015, 03:24:17 pm
Are you getting any errors from:
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sudo apt-get update
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: jlschwartz on July 30, 2015, 03:37:04 pm
No.  Not getting any errors at this time.  Several weeks back I did get errors as it indicated that I had duplicate recommended and security updates so I removed the duplicates with Synaptic. 
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 30, 2015, 04:41:11 pm
What's the output from:
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cat /etc/apt/sources.list; for X in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list; do echo; echo; echo "** $X:"; echo; cat $X; done
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: jlschwartz on July 30, 2015, 05:24:32 pm
PCNetSpec,  Following is the output you requested:

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Hope this helps.  'Thanks.
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 31, 2015, 03:04:34 pm
What's the output from:
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apt-cache madison base-files
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: jlschwartz on July 31, 2015, 05:12:13 pm
PCNetSpec,

Below is the output you requested:

jlschwartz@jlschwartz-AOA150 ~ $ apt-cache madison base-files
base-files | 7.2ubuntu5+peppermint1 | http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/release/ubuntu/ trusty/main i386 Packages
base-files | 7.2ubuntu5 | http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main i386 Packages
base-files | 7.2ubuntu5 | http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main Sources
base-files | 7.2ubuntu5+peppermint1 | http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/release/ubuntu/ trusty/main Sources

I hope this helps.  Thanks.
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 01, 2015, 05:07:26 am
OK, for some reason your system has downloaded the new Ubuntu version of base-files (7.2ubuntu5.2) which is the new version for the 14.04.2 release .. it should NOT have done that as packages from the Peppermint PPA should take priority  :-\

Anyway .. to fix it run these commands in sequence:
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sudo apt-get install base-files=7.2ubuntu5+peppermint1now check you have version 7.2ubuntu5+peppermint1 installed by running:
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dpkg -l | grep base-filesand if it mentions 7.2ubuntu5+peppermint1 as the version .. check:
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cat /etc/lsb-releasereads:
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DISTRIB_ID=Peppermint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=5
DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Peppermint Five"
if it does, run:
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sudo update-grubthen just to be sure it doesn't happen again, lets put a hold on that package:
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sudo echo "base-files hold" | sudo dpkg --set-selectionsnow test the GRUB menu and inxi read correctly



Is anyone else running Peppermint 5 getting this same problem ?

If everyone else running Peppermint 5 is having this same problem, I'll update the version number of the base-files package in our Peppermint 5 PPA so the fix will come via an update.
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: jlschwartz on August 01, 2015, 08:24:39 am
It worked!  I'm back to Peppermint.  See below:

jlschwartz@jlschwartz-AOA150 ~ $ dpkg -l | grep base-files
hi  base-files                                                  7.2ubuntu5+peppermint1                                      i386         Debian base system miscellaneous files

Grub shows Peppermint too.  Thank you very much for all of your help.  ;D
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5 [SOLVED]
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 01, 2015, 08:47:00 am
You're most welcome :)
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5
Post by: Slim.Fatz on August 01, 2015, 01:15:04 pm
Is anyone else running Peppermint 5 getting this same problem ?
Hi PCNetSpec,


I'm running Peppermint Five on one machine that is updated with synaptic very regularly -- today I did the last update -- and I do NOT have this problem. My base-files and the output from cat /etc/lsb-release are normal.


Regards,


-- Slim

Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5 [SOLVED]
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 01, 2015, 01:31:26 pm
scifidude's VM install also seems to suggest this was a one off hiccup but I thought I'd better ask.

Cheers Slim.Fatz :)
Title: Re: After recent update the System now says Ubuntu vs. Peppermint 5 [SOLVED]
Post by: Slim.Fatz on August 01, 2015, 01:41:14 pm
Cheerio, PCNetSpec  ;D


-- Slim