update Manager could not initialise the package information

Bug #237013 reported by RoboJ1M on 2008-06-03
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update-manager (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

Installed Xubuntu 8.04 on MS VirtualPC 2007
Ran initial Update Manager session, received this request to log a bug:

Could not initialise the package information

An unresolvable problem occurred while initialising the package information.

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

'E:Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy_restricted_i18n_Translation-en%5fGB - open (2 No such file or directory), E:Could not open file /var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fGB - open (2 No such file or directory)'

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

Could you please open a terminal and run:
$ ls -lR /var/lib/apt/lists

and attach the output to this bugreport?

Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Incomplete
RoboJ1M (jim-neave) wrote :
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As requested:

/var/lib/apt/lists:
total 38672
-rw-r--r-- 1 root 999 7268072 2008-04-24 07:05 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy_main_binary-i386_Packages
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 68801 2008-02-22 14:03 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fGB
-rw-r--r-- 1 root 999 2110816 2008-04-24 07:17 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy_main_source_Sources
-rw-r--r-- 1 root 999 851048 2008-04-24 07:07 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy_multiverse_binary-i386_Packages
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 137956 2008-02-21 11:03 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy_multiverse_i18n_Translation-en%5fGB
-rw-r--r-- 1 root 999 290067 2008-04-24 07:19 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy_multiverse_source_Sources
-rw-r--r-- 1 root 999 65852 2008-04-24 07:19 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy_Release
-rw-r--r-- 1 root 999 191 2008-04-24 07:19 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy_Release.gpg
-rw-r--r-- 1 root 999 29740 2008-04-24 07:05 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy_restricted_binary-i386_Packages
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5462 2008-02-22 15:03 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy_restricted_i18n_Translation-en%5fGB
-rw-r--r-- 1 root 999 4407 2008-04-24 07:17 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy_restricted_source_Sources
-rw-r--r-- 1 root 999 20484423 2008-04-24 07:07 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy_universe_binary-i386_Packages
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10487 2008-02-25 15:03 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy_universe_i18n_Translation-en%5fGB
-rw-r--r-- 1 root 999 6833863 2008-04-24 07:19 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy_universe_source_Sources
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 525640 2008-06-03 12:43 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy-updates_main_binary-i386_Packages
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 97654 2008-06-03 13:01 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy-updates_main_source_Sources
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 42601 2008-06-03 12:43 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy-updates_multiverse_binary-i386_Packages
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2869 2008-06-03 13:01 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy-updates_multiverse_source_Sources
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 58531 2008-06-03 13:02 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy-updates_Release
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 191 2008-06-03 13:02 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy-updates_Release.gpg
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 32647 2008-06-03 12:43 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy-updates_restricted_binary-i386_Packages
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2676 2008-06-03 13:01 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy-updates_restricted_source_Sources
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 201363 2008-06-03 12:43 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy-updates_universe_binary-i386_Packages
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 21489 2008-06-03 13:01 gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy-updates_universe_source_Sources
-rw-r----- 1 root root 0 2008-06-03 14:37 lock
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2008-06-03 14:37 partial
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 89901 2008-06-03 06:06 security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hardy-security_main_binary-i386_Packages
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 20362 2008-06-03 06:06 security.ubuntu.com_ub...

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Changed in update-manager:
status: Incomplete → New
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

If it's still an issue, could you please attach the file /etc/apt/source.list ?

Thanks.

Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Incomplete
RoboJ1M (jim-neave) wrote :

I'm afraid I no longer have that virtual machine.
I switched to VirtualBox, as it supports Ubuntu much better.

Regards,

J1M.

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thanks for following up. I'm closing this report due to your last comment.

Don't hesitate to submit any new bug.

Changed in update-manager:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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