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[SOLVED] MX Updater process

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[SOLVED] MX Updater process

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Post by MAYBL8 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:05 am

I think something is not set right on my Desktop.
First I never see any updates shown on my system. Maybe I don't give it a long enough time.
However this is the process I am doing to see updates.
Let me know if what happens sounds correct.
I right click on the icon in the task bar and choose "Check for updates".
It then asks me for Password for root.
I give it that and then press Authenticate.
Then it shows that updates are there.
I click on the update icon in the taskbar.
Box pops up showing me the updates.
I click on upgrade.
It then shows a box that says Full upgrade and asks me for the Root password again.
Then I get another box to answer Y or N to the do the upgrade.
And then press any key to close.

Is this the normal process?
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Re: MX Updater process

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:38 am

yes, except if you wait long enough the box should indicate updates on its own eventually.
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Re: MX Updater process

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Post by kmathern » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:17 am

MAYBL8 wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:05 am
...First I never see any updates shown on my system. Maybe I don't give it a long enough time...
Having the Auto-update preference (which enables/disables unattended upgrades) checkmarked will usually disable the updates available indication, the exception being when a dist-upgrade (aka full upgrade) is necessary. The Auto-update pref. is unchecked by default.

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Re: MX Updater process

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Post by asqwerth » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:42 am

Some mirrors might sync with the main repos more regularly than others.

You may wish to go to MX Tools >> Repo Manager, and either manually choose an MX mirror from the long list of mirrors, or click the "find fastest mirror" button at the bottom (although "fastest" may not mean the most regularly synced).

For instance, I have found that the Italian MX mirror is very regularly synced. Even if your location is nowhere near Italy, it's still a trustworthy mirror for the MX repos that can be relied upon.

Upon login, I find that the MX Updater icon will indicate if there are new updates within 20 mins of waiting.
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Re: MX Updater process

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Post by MAYBL8 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:22 pm

I have the defaults used. I have not changed any settings from the install.
I will try changing mirrors and see what happens with that.

Does it matter if my computer goes to sleep after about an hour?

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Re: MX Updater process

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Post by MAYBL8 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:34 pm

From the CLI I did a sudo apt-get update and then a sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and it showed 2 update.
After about a minute the icon in the task bar showed 1 update available but I had to use the CLI to get it to work.
Isn't that a problem?
Thanks

Is there any test I can do to see that the updater is working without me having to do anything to make it work?

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Re: MX Updater process

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Post by asqwerth » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:01 am

MAYBL8 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:34 pm
From the CLI I did a sudo apt-get update and then a sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and it showed 2 update.
After about a minute the icon in the task bar showed 1 update available but I had to use the CLI to get it to work.
Isn't that a problem?
Thanks

Is there any test I can do to see that the updater is working without me having to do anything to make it work?
Don't do a sudo apt-get update.

Just log in and wait 20 min.

But now that you've just updated, you'll have to wait perhaps a few days when there are more updates again.
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Re: MX Updater process

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Post by MAYBL8 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:58 am

My last post was slightly incorrect. There was only 1 update.

So if the updater icon is not showing me updates (which is what I suspect and am trying to prove with this post) how do I know when updates are available without doing an apt-get update and apt-get dist-upgrade?
Thanks for the help

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Re: MX Updater process

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Post by asqwerth » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:27 am

MAYBL8 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:58 am
My last post was slightly incorrect. There was only 1 update.

So if the updater icon is not showing me updates (which is what I suspect and am trying to prove with this post) how do I know when updates are available without doing an apt-get update and apt-get dist-upgrade?
Thanks for the help
Were you patient enough the first time to wait 20 min after log in?
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Re: MX Updater process

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Post by Jerry3904 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:31 am

You always have the option of right-clicking the icon > Check for Updates (which is how I start every morning...)
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