update-manager crashed with SystemError in marked_install(): E:Malformed line 56 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse), E:The list of sources could not be read.

Bug #981202 reported by tim.rittman on 2012-04-13
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update-manager (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

The error occured while I was install another programme (spyder). I presume it was a conflict in permissions to apt-get that caused the crash.

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: update-manager 1:0.156.11
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic-pae 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic-pae i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Apr 13 22:53:55 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/update-manager
GsettingsChanges:
 com.ubuntu.update-manager first-run false
 com.ubuntu.update-manager launch-time 1334353945
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta i386 (20120413)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.7
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/update-manager
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_GB:en
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/update-manager']
SourcePackage: update-manager
Title: update-manager crashed with SystemError in marked_install(): E:Malformed line 56 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse), E:The list of sources could not be read.
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo

tim.rittman (tim-rittman) wrote :
tim.rittman (tim-rittman) wrote :

OK, sorry, I've seen there's a malformed line in sources.list, although I thought I'd fixed that based on an earlier error message. The line reads:

deb http://www.stats.bris.ac.uk/R/bin/linux/ubuntu precise/

I find this puzzling, as I'd already installed R from this repository earlier with the line reading as it does.

Regards,

Tim

tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but this appears to be a "regular" (non-security) bug. I have unmarked it as a security issue since this bug does not show evidence of allowing attackers to cross privilege boundaries nor directly cause loss of data/privacy. Please feel free to report any other bugs you may find.

visibility: private → public
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I believe you have an unnecessary trailing slash after precise.

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