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More Linux Mint Problems: Apt-Cache corrupted

     
7:14 pm on Feb 24, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Using Mint 17.3 Cinnamon, but I downloaded the ISO about 7 days prior to the counterfeit IS being posted.

There were (possibly) security updates available.

I tried updating, but I got a warning in the update manager about my usual mirror (at uc davis) not having the most recent cache (might not be the exact phrase).

so, I changed settings in software sources, and tried again.

It updated, but then I got the update manager that said my apt-cache had been corrupted and not to update anything else it might break my system.

Ok, now what?

I would ask on the linux mint forums but... there are no linux mint forums.

I tried going to the linux mint BLOG (instead of the forums), and I got an SSL security certificate error, saying that the certificate is for mycloudproxy.com (whom I have never heard of).

any thoughts?
11:54 pm on Feb 24, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I would do a "sudo apt-get clean" from the command line to clear out the apt-cache, then forget about trying to get any updates from Mint for a few days until things are back to normal. :)
12:45 am on Feb 25, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Thanks! Will do that!