'update manager' frozen

Bug #314495 reported by anditsultrim on 2009-01-06
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update-manager (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

'E:could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status-open (2 No such file or directory),
E:the package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened'

Chris Crisafulli (itnet7) wrote :

Thanks for submitting this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better!

Can please provide us with a couple of details?

What version of ubuntu are you currently running?
Can you please attach a .txt file containing the output of: sudo aptitude show update-manager ?
Can you please attach a .txt file containing the output of: sudo aptitude show synaptic ?

Can you reproduce this by redoing certain commands? Can you list those commands here?

Can you also please have a look at this link: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/synaptic/+question/12093 You will find the fix in this post, if the issue matches your experience.

We might need to change the package from update-manager to synaptic.

In the link I pasted above if you want to follow what nicholas said worked for him you could run this command in a terminal to pull down the debian-package-database-rebuild script:

wget http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/examples/debian-package-database-rebuild

chmod +x debian-package-database-rebuild && sudo ./debian-package-database-rebuild.

Please use these commands with caution and make sure you backup your important data in case something happens out of the ordinary.

Hope this helps.

Chris

Hi thanks for getting back to me.....and for all your good work.....it's appreciated......I'm currently running ubuntu 8.04 the Hardy Heron, here's a copy of the outputs requested:
andi@andi_desktop:~$ sudo aptitude show update manager
[sudo] password for andi:
E: Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status - open (2 No such file or directory)
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status - open (2 No such file or directory)
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
andi@andi_desktop:~$ sudo aptitude show synaptic
E: Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status - open (2 No such file or directory)
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status - open (2 No such file or directory)
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
andi@andi_desktop:~$

I'll backup data and see what happens.....let you know later......thanks again
Andi

> Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 05:22:31 +0000
> From: <email address hidden>
> To: <email address hidden>
> Subject: [Bug 314495] Re: 'update manager' frozen
>
> Thanks for submitting this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better!
>
> Can please provide us with a couple of details?
>
> What version of ubuntu are you currently running?
> Can you please attach a .txt file containing the output of: sudo aptitude show update-manager ?
> Can you please attach a .txt file containing the output of: sudo aptitude show synaptic ?
>
> Can you reproduce this by redoing certain commands? Can you list those
> commands here?
>
>
> Can you also please have a look at this link: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/synaptic/+question/12093 You will find the fix in this post, if the issue matches your experience.
>
> We might need to change the package from update-manager to synaptic.
>
> In the link I pasted above if you want to follow what nicholas said
> worked for him you could run this command in a terminal to pull down the
> debian-package-database-rebuild script:
>
> wget http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/examples/debian-
> package-database-rebuild
>
> chmod +x debian-package-database-rebuild && sudo ./debian-package-
> database-rebuild.
>
> Please use these commands with caution and make sure you backup your
> important data in case something happens out of the ordinary.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Chris
>
> ** Changed in: update-manager (Ubuntu)
> Sourcepackagename: None => update-manager
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
> --
> 'update manager' frozen
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/314495
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in “update-manager” source package in Ubuntu: Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> 'E:could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status-open (2 No such file or directory),
> E:the package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened'

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anditsultrim (anditsultrim) wrote :

........sadly no resolution to the problem.....still stuck in the big freeze if all else fails....guess i'll have to reinstall and start from scratch i'll persevere for now though and try for a remedy
best wishes for the new year
andi

> Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 05:22:31 +0000
> From: <email address hidden>
> To: <email address hidden>
> Subject: [Bug 314495] Re: 'update manager' frozen
>
> Thanks for submitting this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better!
>
> Can please provide us with a couple of details?
>
> What version of ubuntu are you currently running?
> Can you please attach a .txt file containing the output of: sudo aptitude show update-manager ?
> Can you please attach a .txt file containing the output of: sudo aptitude show synaptic ?
>
> Can you reproduce this by redoing certain commands? Can you list those
> commands here?
>
>
> Can you also please have a look at this link: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/synaptic/+question/12093 You will find the fix in this post, if the issue matches your experience.
>
> We might need to change the package from update-manager to synaptic.
>
> In the link I pasted above if you want to follow what nicholas said
> worked for him you could run this command in a terminal to pull down the
> debian-package-database-rebuild script:
>
> wget http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/examples/debian-
> package-database-rebuild
>
> chmod +x debian-package-database-rebuild && sudo ./debian-package-
> database-rebuild.
>
> Please use these commands with caution and make sure you backup your
> important data in case something happens out of the ordinary.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Chris
>
> ** Changed in: update-manager (Ubuntu)
> Sourcepackagename: None => update-manager
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
> --
> 'update manager' frozen
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/314495
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in “update-manager” source package in Ubuntu: Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> 'E:could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status-open (2 No such file or directory),
> E:the package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened'

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Chris Crisafulli (itnet7) wrote :

andi,

You were able to run the 'debian-package-database-rebuild' Script? No change whatsoever?

Too bad you don't live near Florida, I'd be willing to try and help you fix it :-)

Chris

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. 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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