add-apt-repository stripped m from main

Bug #994515 reported by Leon Vitanos on 2012-05-04
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-properties (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

i just added these ppa

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/themes

and suddenly i get this error in update manager..

An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.

Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message:

'E:Type 'ain' is not known on line 3 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tiheum-equinox-precise.list, E:The list of sources could not be read., E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

There is nothing at folder '/var/log/dist-upgrade/'...

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Leon Vitanos (leon-mellori) wrote :

it seems though that if i delete this files the error is gone and everything is ok now!

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

As you've discovered there was a syntax error in your sources.list file for equinox ppa. This may have been due to a bug in add-apt-repository as it looks like the 'm' in 'main' is missing from that sources.list. I'll move the bug to that pacakge.

affects: update-manager (Ubuntu) → software-properties (Ubuntu)
summary: - Could not initialize the package information
+ add-apt-repository stripped m from main
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-properties - 0.92.5

software-properties (0.92.5) quantal; urgency=low

  [ Colin Watson ]
  * add-apt-repository:
    - Force output encoding to UTF-8 even in non-UTF-8 locales
      (LP: #1041431).

  [ sampo555 ]
  * Construct the path of a PPA source file properly (LP: #972617, #994515,
    #1018327, #1037916).
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:41:12 +0100

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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