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WoodLark
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Synaptic Question

#1 Post by WoodLark » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:25 am

I have two computers running MX 17.1 64 bit. The first one(desktop) I have been using for some time. The second (laptop) I just installed yesterday and ran the updater so that everything should be up to date.

I want to install claws-mail on the laptop. It is already installed on the desktop. Synaptic on the desktop shows claws-mail at version 3.17.1, and that is what is installed. When I run synaptic on the laptop, it shows claws-mail at 3.14.1. I have tried reloading symantic, but that makes no difference.

What do I need to do to get symantic to install the latest claws-mail on my laptop?

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Re: Synaptic Question

#2 Post by j2mcgreg » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:04 pm

In synaptic, click on Edit, then click on Reload Package Information. Once that completes, click on Mark All Updates and then click on Apply.

I think that you used the standard iso rather than the monthly snapshot to do the install on the laptop and as a result have some outdated packages (not just clawsmail).

If this has no effect, I think you should compare the repositories you have enabled on the desktop with those for the laptop and make any necessary adjustments.

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Re: Synaptic Question

#3 Post by Redacted » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:05 pm

Version 3.17.1 is in the test repo of MX Package Installer.
MX 17.1

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Re: Synaptic Question

#4 Post by Stevo » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:27 pm

Yup:

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$ apt policy claws-mail
claws-mail:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 3.17.1-1mx17+1
  Version table:
     3.17.1-1mx17+1 500
        500 https://mirrors.xtom.com/mx-packages/mx/testrepo stretch/test amd64 Packages
     3.14.1-3+b1 500
        500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stretch/main amd64 Packages
Mark it [SOLVED].

Why the second machine got the test repo enabled is another groovy mystery, though. Jinkies!

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Re: Synaptic Question [SOLVED]

#5 Post by WoodLark » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:53 pm

You are correct, the test repo was enabled on the desktop machine. Thanks all!

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