update manager can't initialize package info

Bug #125459 reported by neatokino on 2007-07-12
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

When I try to run update manager, I get the following comment:

Could not initialize the package information

A 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 '“deb' is not known on line 48 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list, E:The list of sources could not be read.'

Any suggestions?

TIA

Michael

Vincent Legout (vlegout) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.

I think you've got a wrong /etc/apt/sources.list. Have you tried with a clean sources.list ?

Vincent Legout (vlegout) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at [WWW] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage . I have classified this bug as a bug in update-manager

Thanks for your comments. This does not appear to be a bug report and we are closing it. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise your question in the support tracker. <https://answers.launchpad.net/questions>

(Take out the " in line 48 of your sources.list)

Changed in update-manager:
status: Incomplete → Invalid

Hi Vincent--

Thanks so much for your response. I'm a real newbie here, so I don't know
how to try with a clean sources.list. Any chance you could walk me through
that?

Also, someone suggested removing the " in line 48. How do I do that?

TIA

Michael

On 7/12/07, Vincent Legout <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make
> Ubuntu better.
>
> I think you've got a wrong /etc/apt/sources.list. Have you tried with a
> clean sources.list ?
>
> --
> update manager can't initialize package info
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/125459
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>

Vincent Legout (vlegout) wrote :

Hi neatokino,

Ask a question https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu, and I'll try to help you :).

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