Malformed Release file when updating to 8.04 with update manager

Bug #213890 reported by lffcruz on 2008-04-08
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

While trying to update from 7.10 to 8.04 using update-manager I'm getting the following error:

Failed to fetch Unable to find expected entry commercial/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)

My system is up to date.

mike (arizonagroovejet) wrote :

I have the same problem, have attached information on #204691

Thank you 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 I have classified this bug as a bug in update-manager.

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and help make Ubuntu better. It seems that you have an incorrect line in your /etc/apt/sources.list. If you are still experiencing this problem, then please open your /etc/apt/sources.list and change these lines:

deb hardy commercial
deb-src hardy commercial

deb hardy partner
deb-src hardy partner

In the meantime, I'm going to close this bug report. If you still experience this issue after following my advice, then please reopen this bug report by clicking on the current status in the yellow line above, and selecting "New" from the drop-down box which appears.


Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Invalid
Andrew (andrew-1dtv) wrote :

I have changed lines in my /etc/apt/sources.list file.
I now get the error message:
W: GPG error: hardy Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 2EBC26B60C5A2783

Changed in update-manager:
status: Invalid → New
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

That's because you haven't added the GPG key for Medibuntu. Please do:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update

Please refer to

Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Invalid
Andrew (andrew-1dtv) wrote :


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