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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #105 on: October 31, 2014, 11:52:20 am »
(throwing Peppermint into the mix in the FIRST posting was probably not the best way to ask for help on the Ubuntu/Lubuntu forum ;) .. it might have come across a bit "Peppermint is doing something better than Lubuntu"

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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #106 on: October 31, 2014, 12:30:10 pm »
As it's a "bug" rather than just something you don't know how to do, it's probably best addressed on Launchpad than the Ubuntu forum anyway.

But be aware, mentioning a downstream distro is likely to just make them switch off, even where it's not warranted .. it just gives them an excuse to shift blame in the name of "confusion" ;)
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #107 on: October 31, 2014, 02:00:04 pm »
switching to mint updater was an easy work around, but naively it should work! not receiving security updates 
is a HUGE  risk!!!!! hopefully this gets resolved.
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #108 on: November 01, 2014, 03:45:46 am »
My goodness, iamesperambient!

autoupdater not updating is now the number 1 topic by replies at Peppermint forum.  That fact, by itself says how important this issue is.  Fortunately Peppermint 5's automatic updater is working perfectly for us here again.  In fact, it's showing me we've new updates as I'm posting this!  :)

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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #109 on: November 01, 2014, 10:33:21 am »
im using the mint updater now i dont have the default one installed anymore.
mint updater seems to be working im still unsure if it REALLY gives me the same updates
as the default one. its hell to tell im more concerned with getting security updates promptly
than anything else.
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #110 on: November 01, 2014, 02:52:12 pm »
it *WILL* be giving you the same updates as the default updater .. they BOTH use the same apt backend and repositories.
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #111 on: November 01, 2014, 10:12:34 pm »
ok it seems to be working still so i have more faith in using mint updater as of now once default is fixed i will probably go back to using that one.
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #112 on: November 06, 2014, 05:55:27 pm »
just to update i reinstalled the default updater just now and tried to run an update got the message something like 'failed to download from repositories, check your connection' needless to say ill be sticking  with mint updater i suppose. 
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #113 on: November 06, 2014, 05:58:49 pm »
That sounds like a different problem (that would probably affect mintupdate too)  .. Do you get any errors from:
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sudo apt-get update?
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #114 on: November 06, 2014, 06:45:17 pm »
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #115 on: November 06, 2014, 07:14:46 pm »
something must be wrong :( because after running this update this weird glitch with my theme totally went away maybe something wasn't installed or accidentally removed?
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #116 on: November 06, 2014, 11:41:56 pm »
There is nothing wrong there.  Try running in sequence:
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apt dist-upgrade -yReboot your system.  Good luck  ;).
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #117 on: November 07, 2014, 05:46:23 am »
something must be wrong :( because after running this update this weird glitch with my theme totally went away maybe something wasn't installed or accidentally removed?

Nope, nothing wrong, and FYI that was NOT an update .. it just updated the package cache, not any installed software .. the only reason I asked you to run it was to see if you had a problem with your sources, which you don't.

Anyway .. I'm now 100% convinced mintupdate works as it should, so can we now stop using this topic as a catchall for anything "updater" related .. and only post here if it's to do with automatic updates not coming through.

If you start another topic for any other updater issue and are using mintupdate rather than update-manager, lease make that clear.
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Re: autoupdater not updating
« Reply #118 on: November 07, 2014, 09:53:27 am »
gotcha well mint updater is working fine. i was tryign to say i reinstalled the default to see if it was still broken for me and it is thats all.
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