Update-manager needs help info when terminating on wrong repositories and generally deal better with incorrect sources.list data

Bug #108601 reported by Marko on 2007-04-21
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

My update-manager crashed saying some files where not available (i got 404ś on the site where the files supposed to be) . I filed a bug report and the answer of one of the tech was that he doens't accept bugs with unsupported repositories. Only then I got the message and deleted some of the repositories.

I wish the Update-manager told me right away that:
- the errors where related to unsupported repositories
- removing the unsupported repositories would be wise
- telling me how to remove the unsupported repositories (inclusing pressing 'apply'' in Apt - which i didn't the first time. I removed them and they were gone, I wrongly thought...)

Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2007-04-24
Changed in update-manager:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed

Confirmed, from answers of launchpad too many user ask on:

dpkg --configure -a

this is a message coming from update-manager (we need more info when there is an error)...

but nothing tell use simply to

Please open a terminal and type 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' give your user password when requested then press enter.

Or better why update-manager don't show to the user a dialog window with a button or choice to make this automatically.

Thank you

description: updated
Matthew Lye (matthew.lye) wrote :

I agree with the change Marcobra recommended. This is something that often appears on mailing list and in launchpad questions/answers.

New users do have issues with this, especially when the error is thrown by synaptic. This should be changed in the interests of improving the usability of Ubuntu and improving the new user experience.

Amen brother! Amen.... :)
"This should be changed in the interests of improving the
> usability of Ubuntu and improving the new user experience"

> Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 02:34:49 +0000
> From: <email address hidden>
> To: <email address hidden>
> Subject: [Bug 108601] Re: Update-manager needs help info when terminating on wrong repositories and generally deal better with incorrect sources.list data
>
> I agree with the change Marcobra recommended. This is something that
> often appears on mailing list and in launchpad questions/answers.
>
> New users do have issues with this, especially when the error is thrown
> by synaptic. This should be changed in the interests of improving the
> usability of Ubuntu and improving the new user experience.
>
> --
> Update-manager needs help info when terminating on wrong repositories and generally deal better with incorrect sources.list data
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/108601
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in "update-manager" source package in Ubuntu: Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: update-manager
>
> My update-manager crashed saying some files where not available (i got 404ś on the site where the files supposed to be) . I filed a bug report and the answer of one of the tech was that he doens't accept bugs with unsupported repositories. Only then I got the message and deleted some of the repositories.
>
> I wish the Update-manager told me right away that:
> - the errors where related to unsupported repositories
> - removing the unsupported repositories would be wise
> - telling me how to remove the unsupported repositories (inclusing pressing 'apply'' in Apt - which i didn't the first time. I removed them and they were gone, I wrongly thought...)

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fabian who are u and what bug are u talking about. where are u from

--- On Tue, 3/3/09, Fabian <email address hidden> wrote:

From: Fabian <email address hidden>
Subject: RE: [Bug 108601] Re: Update-manager needs help info when terminating on wrong repositories and generally deal better with incorrect sources.list data
To: <email address hidden>
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 10:42 PM

Amen brother! Amen.... :)
"This should be changed in the interests of improving the
> usability of Ubuntu and improving the new user experience"

> Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 02:34:49 +0000
> From: <email address hidden>
> To: <email address hidden>
> Subject: [Bug 108601] Re: Update-manager needs help info when terminating on    wrong repositories and generally deal better with incorrect    sources.list data
>
> I agree with the change Marcobra recommended. This is something that
> often appears on mailing list and in launchpad questions/answers.
>
> New users do have issues with this, especially when the error is thrown
> by synaptic. This should be changed in the interests of improving the
> usability of Ubuntu and improving the new user experience.
>
> --
> Update-manager needs help info when terminating on wrong repositories and generally deal better with incorrect sources.list data
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/108601
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in "update-manager" source package in Ubuntu: Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: update-manager
>
> My update-manager crashed saying some files where not available (i got 404ś on the site where the files supposed to be) . I filed a bug report and the answer of one of the tech was that he doens't accept bugs with unsupported repositories. Only then I got the message and deleted some of the repositories.
>
> I wish the Update-manager told me right away that:
> - the errors where related to unsupported repositories
> - removing the unsupported repositories would be wise
> - telling me how to remove the unsupported repositories (inclusing pressing 'apply'' in Apt - which i didn't the first time. I removed them and they were gone, I wrongly thought...)

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Hi, it had to do with the update manager not installing or accessing the updates from the web. I'm an Australian living in England. I've not done anything Ubuntu related recently as I've been on deadline for work.
Rgds

> Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 04:00:58 +0000
> From: <email address hidden>
> To: <email address hidden>
> Subject: RE: [Bug 108601] Re: Update-manager needs help info when terminating on wrong repositories and generally deal better with incorrect sources.list data
>
> fabian who are u and what bug are u talking about. where are u from
>
> --- On Tue, 3/3/09, Fabian <email address hidden> wrote:
>
>
> From: Fabian <email address hidden>
> Subject: RE: [Bug 108601] Re: Update-manager needs help info when terminating on wrong repositories and generally deal better with incorrect sources.list data
> To: <email address hidden>
> Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 10:42 PM
>
>
> Amen brother! Amen.... :)
> "This should be changed in the interests of improving the
>> usability of Ubuntu and improving the new user experience"
>
>
>> Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 02:34:49 +0000
>> From: <email address hidden>
>> To: <email address hidden>
>> Subject: [Bug 108601] Re: Update-manager needs help info when terminating on wrong repositories and generally deal better with incorrect sources.list data
>>
>> I agree with the change Marcobra recommended. This is something that
>> often appears on mailing list and in launchpad questions/answers.
>>
>> New users do have issues with this, especially when the error is thrown
>> by synaptic. This should be changed in the interests of improving the
>> usability of Ubuntu and improving the new user experience.
>>
>> --
>> Update-manager needs help info when terminating on wrong repositories and generally deal better with incorrect sources.list data
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/108601
>> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
>> of the bug.
>>
>> Status in "update-manager" source package in Ubuntu: Confirmed
>>
>> Bug description:
>> Binary package hint: update-manager
>>
>> My update-manager crashed saying some files where not available (i got 404ś on the site where the files supposed to be) . I filed a bug report and the answer of one of the tech was that he doens't accept bugs with unsupported repositories. Only then I got the message and deleted some of the repositories.
>>
>> I wish the Update-manager told me right away that:
>> - the errors where related to unsupported repositories
>> - removing the unsupported repositories would be wise
>> - telling me how to remove the unsupported repositories (inclusing pressing 'apply'' in Apt - which i didn't the first time. I removed them and they were gone, I wrongly thought...)
>
> _________________________________________________________________
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>
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who the is sending me this ?!?!?!?!?

________________________________
From: Fabian <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Thursday, March 5, 2009 7:05:06 AM
Subject: RE: [Bug 108601] Re: Update-manager needs help info when terminating on wrong repositories and generally deal better with incorrect sources.list data

Hi, it had to do with the update manager not installing or accessing the updates from the web. I'm an Australian living in England. I've not done anything Ubuntu related recently as I've been on deadline for work.
Rgds

> Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 04:00:58 +0000
> From: <email address hidden>
> To: <email address hidden>
> Subject: RE: [Bug 108601] Re: Update-manager needs help info when terminating on wrong repositories and generally deal better with incorrect sources.list data
>
> fabian who are u and what bug are u talking about. where are u from
>
> --- On Tue, 3/3/09, Fabian <email address hidden> wrote:
>
>
> From: Fabian <email address hidden>
> Subject: RE: [Bug 108601] Re: Update-manager needs help info when terminating on wrong repositories and generally deal better with incorrect sources.list data
> To: <email address hidden>
> Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 10:42 PM
>
>
> Amen brother! Amen.... :)
> "This should be changed in the interests of improving the
>> usability of Ubuntu and improving the new user experience"
>
>
>> Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 02:34:49 +0000
>> From: <email address hidden>
>> To: <email address hidden>
>> Subject: [Bug 108601] Re: Update-manager needs help info when terminating on wrong repositories and generally deal better with incorrect sources.list data
>>
>> I agree with the change Marcobra recommended. This is something that
>> often appears on mailing list and in launchpad questions/answers.
>>
>> New users do have issues with this, especially when the error is thrown
>> by synaptic. This should be changed in the interests of improving the
>> usability of Ubuntu and improving the new user experience.
>>
>> --
>> Update-manager needs help info when terminating on wrong repositories and generally deal better with incorrect sources.list data
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/108601
>> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
>> of the bug.
>>
>> Status in "update-manager" source package in Ubuntu: Confirmed
>>
>> Bug description:
>> Binary package hint: update-manager
>>
>> My update-manager crashed saying some files where not available (i got 404ś on the site where the files supposed to be) . I filed a bug report and the answer of one of the tech was that he doens't accept bugs with unsupported repositories. Only then I got the message and deleted some of the repositories.
>>
>> I wish the Update-manager told me right away that:
>> - the errors where related to unsupported repositories
>> - removing the unsupported repositories would be wise
>> - telling me how to remove the unsupported repositories (inclusing pressing 'apply'' in Apt - which i didn't the first time. I removed them and they were gone, I wrongly thought...)
>
> _____________________________________________________________...

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foreever (foreeverhappy) wrote :

problem solved. Thanx to you guys.

Edward Donovan (edward.donovan) wrote :

I marked bug 886273 a duplicate of this, but I guess I'm going to make that one the master, instead; sorry. That one is triaged, and this one is clogged up by a pile of irrelevant messages. Thanks.

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