[MASTER] non-existing section 'web' added to sources.list by apturl (update gutsy to hardy fails cos archives not found)

Bug #228264 reported by Kai-Simon on 2008-05-08
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apturl
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apturl (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

I tried to update from 7.10 to the new distribution (hardy beta) but got the following error message:

Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy-security/Release Unable to find expected entry web/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)
Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/Release Unable to find expected entry web/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)
Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy-updates/Release Unable to find expected entry web/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)
Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy-backports/Release Unable to find expected entry web/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)

Maybe this is due to the fact that I originally downloaded kubuntu in GB (the German version though) and am now in Germany, but it didn't work from GB either.

Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

Most likely this happened because the ffox plugin finder dialog shipped section=web for some time.

I guess apturl should at least prevent addition of not existing sections. not sure if we need any automated cleanup to fix affected systems.

Changed in update-manager:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
j4v13r (j4v13r) on 2010-08-17
Changed in apturl (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → j4v13r (j4v13r)
Daniel Hartwig (wigs) on 2013-06-02
Changed in apturl (Ubuntu):
assignee: j4v13r (j4v13r) → nobody
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