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There was no alternative as mintUpdate.py was GUI (gtk) only until I decided to write one. I described it in my blog - Linux Mint Update CLI You can find there link to gitHub as well. I will publish some screenshots as well.


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There is an old script which does a really good job; it is called safepac. What does it do and how does it work? The way I usually update Arch is to read the news and then do pacman -Syu, or to just do pacman -Syu and if anything goes wrong, read the news. Now this script does nothing else: It gets the latest news entries from the RSS feed, does ...


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Try any other answers first You could just set up a server that mirrors the main Ubuntu download server [maybe with apt-mirror - haven't tried this] and modify your /etc/apt/sources.list to download from the local server.


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To my knowledge no distro uses peer-to-peer for downloading packages. If you have lots of computers running the same Linux distribution most package management systems allow you to run your own repositories and mirrors. This is useful if you have a slow internet connection or if you have a very large amount of machines running the same distribution. I did a ...


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You can try latest stable version using below PPA. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vlc


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No, the upgrade won't be automatic, you have to manually replace every instance of wheezy by jessie in your /etc/apt/sources.list. Alternatively, you could replace them with stable and then, the upgrade will be automatic once Jessie is released. Note that I wouldn't recommend the latter if you use unattended-upgrades, because your system may end up being a ...


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If the lines in your sources.list say "wheezy", you will stay with Wheezy even when Jessie is released. If you change those lines to say "stable" instead, apt will upgrade you to Jessie when it's released, because "stable" will become an alias for "jessie" instead of "wheezy". (And if you change those lines to say "jessie", you'll upgrade to Jessie now, ...


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Conclusion is. Don't do this! I managed to get physical access to the machine and installed from a bootable USB.


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Run sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get upgrade. Then if the installer is still there, click the update icon. It should work. If it does not try using some clean out commands (e.g. sudo apt-get update is the most basic cleaning utility). You might also want to check your apt sources(I believe they are in /etc/apt/sources.list). Hope that helps! If not, ...


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Common alternative technique. Installing GLIBC 2.14 in parallel (Intall it to the /opt directory) Then it is available to the programs which require it without breaking your core OS.



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