Comment 2 for bug 314495

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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