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Updator is broken [Solved]

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Mauser
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Updator is broken [Solved]

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Post by Mauser » Wed May 22, 2019 10:46 am

I received updates for MX Linux this morning. I updated but it still showed on the panel icon that I had updates. I did the update again. Still showing updates. I rebooted the computer and it still shows updates available. I updated again and it still shows updates available. Does anyone know the fix for this?
Last edited by Mauser on Wed May 22, 2019 12:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Updator is broken

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Post by Jerry3904 » Wed May 22, 2019 11:08 am

I had that also on my desktop this morning. It shows the updates but will not respond to pressing the upgrade button
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Re: Updator is broken

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Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Wed May 22, 2019 11:16 am

Mr No CLI...Try this:
Right click on the updater icon
select upgrade using synaptic
<enter root pwd>
Click the Reload button
* if you get a failed to fetch yada yada
search for antix-keyring, Mark it for upgrade then click Apply
Click the Reload button again
Click the Mark All Upgrades button then the Mark button
Click the Apply button and Apply again.
When this is all done, and you had no errors and close synaptic, the updater should no longer be green.

If this doesn't fix it, depending on your location, you may just need to wait a day or so for a mirror to get updated/caught up.

- mike
LT: MX18.2 Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-6820HQ Kernel: 5.0.0-7.1-liquorix-amd64 x86_64

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Re: Updator is broken

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Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Wed May 22, 2019 11:17 am

<had a clogged internet here>
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Re: Updator is broken

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Post by Mauser » Wed May 22, 2019 11:22 am

mmikeinsantarosa wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 11:16 am
Mr No CLI...Try this:
Right click on the updater icon
select upgrade using synaptic
<enter root pwd>
Click the Reload button
* if you get a failed to fetch yada yada
search for antix-keyring, Mark it for upgrade then click Apply
Click the Reload button again
Click the Mark All Upgrades button then the Mark button
Click the Apply button and Apply again.
When this is all done, and you had no errors and close synaptic, the updater should no longer be green.

If this doesn't fix it, depending on your location, you may just need to wait a day or so for a mirror to get updated/caught up.

- mike
Thanks. I did that. No errors but the update icon is still illuminated. I will wait for it to clear as you said.
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Re: Updator is broken

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Post by Jerry3904 » Wed May 22, 2019 11:23 am

I already upgraded fine in a terminal, so it's not a problem on that end that I can see.
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, SSD 120 GB, Data 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB
Personal: XPS 13, 4.18.0-19.3-liquorix, 4 GB

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Re: Updator is broken

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Post by asqwerth » Wed May 22, 2019 11:52 am

Mauser wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 11:22 am
mmikeinsantarosa wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 11:16 am
Mr No CLI...Try this:
Right click on the updater icon
select upgrade using synaptic
<enter root pwd>
Click the Reload button
* if you get a failed to fetch yada yada
search for antix-keyring, Mark it for upgrade then click Apply
Click the Reload button again
Click the Mark All Upgrades button then the Mark button
Click the Apply button and Apply again.
When this is all done, and you had no errors and close synaptic, the updater should no longer be green.

If this doesn't fix it, depending on your location, you may just need to wait a day or so for a mirror to get updated/caught up.

- mike
Thanks. I did that. No errors but the update icon is still illuminated. I will wait for it to clear as you said.
COuld your MX Updater settings be set to

Code: Select all

apt upgrade


rather than

Code: Select all

apt full-upgrade
?

If so, updates that require new packages to be installed as an additional dependency (e.g. recently fuso-iso became a dependency) won't be updated. That could mean there are still leftover updates that show up in the Updater notification icon but which won't ever the updated as long as you keep using MX-Updater with the Settings/Preferences set as described above.
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Re: Updator is broken

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Post by Mauser » Wed May 22, 2019 12:04 pm

asqwerth wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 11:52 am
Mauser wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 11:22 am
mmikeinsantarosa wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 11:16 am
Mr No CLI...Try this:
Right click on the updater icon
select upgrade using synaptic
<enter root pwd>
Click the Reload button
* if you get a failed to fetch yada yada
search for antix-keyring, Mark it for upgrade then click Apply
Click the Reload button again
Click the Mark All Upgrades button then the Mark button
Click the Apply button and Apply again.
When this is all done, and you had no errors and close synaptic, the updater should no longer be green.

If this doesn't fix it, depending on your location, you may just need to wait a day or so for a mirror to get updated/caught up.

- mike
Thanks. I did that. No errors but the update icon is still illuminated. I will wait for it to clear as you said.
COuld your MX Updater settings be set to

Code: Select all

apt upgrade


rather than

Code: Select all

apt full-upgrade
?

If so, updates that require new packages to be installed as an additional dependency (e.g. recently fuso-iso became a dependency) won't be updated. That could mean there are still leftover updates that show up in the Updater notification icon but which won't ever the updated as long as you keep using MX-Updater with the Settings/Preferences set as described above.
I don't see any such setting. I never change the default setting of full upgrade in "Preferences."
I am command line illiterate. :confused:

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Re: Updator is broken

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Post by kmathern » Wed May 22, 2019 12:05 pm

I'm not seeing it here. Also I'm unclear on what the problem is, is it that the notification doesn't go away after installing upgrades, or is the Upgrade button on the View&Upgrade window unresponsive. @Jerry, what does `apt-get dist-upgrade -s' show?

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Re: Updator is broken

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Post by kmathern » Wed May 22, 2019 12:07 pm

Mauser wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 12:04 pm
I don't see any such setting. I never change the default setting of full upgrade in "Preferences."
In the preferences dialog it's full upgrade (recommended) & basic upgrade.

Full upgrade is the default.

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