intrepid upgrade 8.04 to 8.10 on KDE fails with following error

Bug #301318 reported by db on 2008-11-23
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update-manager (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/intrepid-security/Release Unable to find expected entry multiversedeb/source/Sources in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)
, E:Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

This error has repeated over several days

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Could you please add the log files from '/var/log/dist-upgrade/' to this bug report as separate attachments? Thanks in advance.

Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Incomplete
db (dbtrade) wrote :
db (dbtrade) wrote :
db (dbtrade) wrote :

The term log is 0 bytes

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thanks for the logs. Could you also please attach the file /etc/apt/source.list

There is a suspicious entry:
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiversedeb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy universe

Looks like there is a "new line" missing after the word "multiverse" it shoud be
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy universe

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

I've wrote "source.list" but it should read "sources.list" Sorry.

db (dbtrade) wrote :

Your sharp eyes did indeed find a bad entry in the sources.list file.

I corrected the entry to read as you suggested. I then tried the update which failed with the same message as above.

I've attached the sources.list file. All I have changed is what you noted above.

Also, can I update this thread directly from my mail program? Or do i have to log onto this site?

thanks for your help,
db

db (dbtrade) wrote :

Is there anything else I can provide to help this along?

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Sorry for my late reply. With the corrected sources.list could you please run the following commands:
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update

and provide the output if it fails. Thanks.

I ran the two commands listed below...

at the end of the second command I received the exact same error message as
when I try to do the version update to wit:

W:Failed to fetch
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/intrepid-security/Release Unable to
find expected entry multiversedeb/source/Sources in Meta-index file
(malformed Release file?) , E:Some index files failed to download, they have
been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Is that what you meant by providing the output?

-----Original Message-----
From: <email address hidden> [mailto:<email address hidden>] On Behalf Of
Jean-Baptiste Lallement
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 5:57 PM
To: <email address hidden>
Subject: [Bug 301318] Re: intrepid upgrade 8.04 to 8.10 on KDE fails
withfollowing error

Sorry for my late reply. With the corrected sources.list could you please
run the following commands:
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update

and provide the output if it fails. Thanks.

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intrepid upgrade 8.04 to 8.10 on KDE fails with following error
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Status in "update-manager" source package in Ubuntu: Incomplete

Bug description:
Binary package hint: update-manager

W:Failed to fetch
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/intrepid-security/Release Unable to
find expected entry multiversedeb/source/Sources in Meta-index file
(malformed Release file?) , E:Some index files failed to download, they have
been ignored, or old ones used instead.

This error has repeated over several days

The sources.list file should look like the one attached to this comment. Take a look at line 55 (in your file lines 55 and 56 have been merged)

Backup and replace the existing /etc/apt/sources.list with the one attached and run the command
apt-get update

I've tried it and the error disappear.

Victor Vargas (kamus) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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