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wombiroller

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FIX: apt-get update / upgrade not upgrading
« on: July 14, 2010, 01:58:07 pm »
FYI - I wasn't able to get any updates of late and didn't know why (using a June Snapshot 0810). Possy pointed out a fix:

/etc/apt/preferences - change Pin-Priority to 500

That will be all ;)

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Re: FIX: apt-get update / upgrade not upgrading
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2010, 03:03:37 pm »
Cool- thanks.   Two questions

1) Should I change both pins in that file to 500?
2) Should I only do this on the core- or on all of the mds too?



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Re: FIX: apt-get update / upgrade not upgrading
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2010, 03:30:39 pm »
wombiroller,

since i am a beginner to linux,
could u give a more detailed guide how to do this exactly?
and what exactly will there be chanced?

thanks a lot
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Re: FIX: apt-get update / upgrade not upgrading
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2010, 04:23:31 pm »
Cool- thanks.   Two questions

1) Should I change both pins in that file to 500?
NO - only the 600 to 500
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2) Should I only do this on the core- or on all of the mds too?

both.

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Re: FIX: apt-get update / upgrade not upgrading
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2010, 04:30:59 pm »
For the record, if you can already do a sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade to get the new packages - I don't think you should be playing here....

huh - I only changed the one that was set to 600. Worked for me.

RayBe - open a command prompt and type:
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sudo pico /etc/apt/preferences
(pico is a terminal text editor, you can use others like vim but pico might be easier).

You will see this section
Code: [Select]
# If our local package uses the same version as elsewhere, we take the one we have locally.
Package: *
Pin: origin
Pin-Priority: 600
Change it to
Code: [Select]
# If our local package uses the same version as elsewhere, we take the one we have locally.
Package: *
Pin: origin
Pin-Priority: 500

Save the file and retry.


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Re: FIX: apt-get update / upgrade not upgrading
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2010, 05:00:59 pm »
Ok thanks,

If i do this right after the install, before i connect any md, do i still have to do this on the core and the md?

All the best

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Re: FIX: apt-get update / upgrade not upgrading
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2010, 05:59:47 pm »
so, I'm wondering what does changing the priority actually do -aside from the fact, that you get packages offered...or what is different with these packages in regards to packages I would get when they are with priority 600?

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Re: FIX: apt-get update / upgrade not upgrading
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2010, 07:03:25 pm »
my question is on the md's the pin-priority is 9999. so still change that to the 500?

This is the preferences file on both my md's

Code: [Select]
Package: *
Pin: origin
Pin-Priority: 9999

Package: *
Pin: release v=8.10,o=Ubuntu,a=hardy,l=Ubuntu
Pin-Priority: 9998


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Re: FIX: apt-get update / upgrade not upgrading
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2010, 08:03:24 pm »
Richard,

core and MD should have the same preferences file.

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Re: FIX: apt-get update / upgrade not upgrading
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2010, 10:13:53 pm »
Thank you,

should have, i understand, but they don't.

Can i just copy the preferences file to the MD's? meaning this will not botch my install?

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Re: FIX: apt-get update / upgrade not upgrading
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2010, 11:18:04 pm »
Correct

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Re: FIX: apt-get update / upgrade not upgrading
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2010, 04:11:31 am »
Hi All,
Attached is a list of the errors I am having whilst trying to do an update, I have modified the Pin priority to 500 still getting errors at the end of apt-get upgrade and apt-get update any help would be very much appreciated.....stuck in a rut

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Re: FIX: apt-get update / upgrade not upgrading
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2010, 07:03:44 am »
Beeker - are you running 0810 Beta?

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Re: FIX: apt-get update / upgrade not upgrading
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2010, 07:23:34 am »
yes

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Re: FIX: apt-get update / upgrade not upgrading
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2010, 08:17:48 am »
Beeker,

remove the avenard repo from your sources.list. You will still get a couple of not founds during apt-get update, but apt-get upgrade should run through.