I'm currently using Linux Mint 17, and have been encountering a bug with VLC, the symptoms of which are a flood of zombie
sh processes, progressively slowing down my PC (bloating the scheduler ?)
For this reason I decided to upgrade VLC, hoping that the newer version would be rid of the bug. That's when I learned that my version of VLC, 2.0.8, was all but the default version of Mint 17 (2.1.4). Which is strange, because I don't recall fiddling with the package manager.
What's worse is that when I went ahead and tried to upgrade, apt wouldn't see any new version. Same behaviour after trying out videolan's more unstable PPAs, and reinstalling the package.
What can I do ?
Here are the contents of my
tail -n +1 /etc/apt/sources.list.d/* ==> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/djcj-vlc-stable-saucy.list <== deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/djcj/vlc-stable/ubuntu saucy main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/djcj/vlc-stable/ubuntu saucy main ==> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list <== # deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/ saucy-getdeb apps ==> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mc3man-trusty-media-saucy.list <== ==> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/n-muench-vlc-saucy.list <== ==> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list <== # Do not edit this file manually, use Software Sources instead. #id:linuxmint_main deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ petra main upstream import #id:linuxmint_extra deb http://extra.linuxmint.com/ petra main deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy main restricted universe multiverse deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates main restricted universe multiverse deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-security main restricted universe multiverse deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ saucy partner ==> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-toolchain-r-test-saucy.list <== ==> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-x-swat-x-updates-saucy.list <== ==> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/videolan-master-daily-saucy.list <== deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/videolan/master-daily/ubuntu/ saucy main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/videolan/master-daily/ubuntu/ saucy main ==> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/videolan-stable-daily-saucy.list <== deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/videolan/stable-daily/ubuntu saucy main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/videolan/stable-daily/ubuntu saucy main ==> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xorg-edgers-ppa-saucy.list <== deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu/ saucy main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu/ saucy main