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Launch Mint Update Manager from command line

 
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heiowge
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:11 pm    Post subject: Launch Mint Update Manager from command line Reply with quote

Any idea how I can launch Mint's Update Manager from CLI?

I know about apt-get update etc. I don't want to perform an update. My machine is up to date. I just want to launch the MDM. Mint's own sites don't seem to want to say how. They keep recommending apt-get instead.

Problem is that apt-get says my machine is up to date. The update icon says otherwise. It refuses to refresh even after a reboot and refuses to launch from the icon or GUI. Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it was mint-update or something
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Launch Mint Update Manager from command line Reply with quote

heiowge wrote:


Problem is that apt-get says my machine is up to date. The update icon says otherwise. It refuses to refresh even after a reboot and refuses to launch from the icon or GUI. Confused


I've noticed the same thing happens every now and then on my machine too. I see from your sig we are running the same version.
I always trust the CLI more than the GUI. Don't know why. I just do.
I haven't been that bothered by it as I intend to upgrade to the next LTS as soon as its released.

Can you purge and reinstall mint update? I guess you could.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just updated to Mint 16 and it's fixed.

Still... I'd like to know how to launch it for future reference... Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
mintupdate

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. It works now. It didn't before. I assumed because it didn't work, the commands were wrong.

Now I know it was just knackered.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ahh, no hyphen Smile

It's been a while since I last used Mint -- I've switched to arch now
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