Comment 3 for bug 314495

........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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