Ubuntu Installation :: Skip Specific Upgrade In Synaptic Package Manager?
Dec 19, 2010
All of a sudden when I ran an update with the usual
sudo apt-get upgrade
I got an input / output error for a specific file followed by an exit with dpkg returning error code 1.
In this case the package (ubuntu-docs) is not exactly life threatening, so I would prefer any update process to simply skip that particular package and move onto the ones that are getting held up. I then opened Synaptic Package Manager where I located the erroneous package. I then unmarked the particular package (ie the blob in front of the package name was green, and the status line shows zeroes for all categories (broken, upgrade/install, remove). So far so good. I then found the 'lock version' menu item under the packages menu. I clicked it, and ran the reload thing. After that thought the package was marked for deletion however, and I once again couldn't get by this one bad package.
So (tl/dr perhaps), how can I make Synaptic / apt-get / or whatever to skip this bad package for real so that I can update my system normally going forward? (Why is it that the whole upgrade process is that fragile by the way? Surely there must the the occasional dud package upgrade that people want to skip, no? Having the whole process grind to a halt because of one issue seems border line paranoid to me. Of course on a minimal server installation where every package counts this behavior makes sense perhaps, but on a IMHO bloated plain vanilla ubuntu install?
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E: Type 'nchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-wine-ppa-maverick.list E: The list of sources could not be read. The above is the console output when i type sudo apt-get update Update manager throws the same error so now I can't install or update software .
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The following details are provided: E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/viewizard.com_linux_debian_en E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
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E: Malformed line 57 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources could not be read. Go to the repository dialog to correct the problem. E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
Here's my sources.list:
# deb cdrom:[Kubuntu 9.10 _Karmic Koala_ - Release i386 (20091028.5)]/ karmic main restricted # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to # newer versions of the distribution. [Code]...
Try reloading my synaptic Package manager and I get the following message after a while:-
An error occured the following details are provided W: Failed to fetch http://ke.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...ic/Release.gpg Could not resolve 'ke.archive.ubuntu.com' W: Failed to fetch http://ke.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...tion-en_US.bz2 Could not resolve 'ke.archive.ubuntu.com' W: Failed to fetch http://ke.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...tion-en_US.bz2 Could not resolve 'ke.archive.ubuntu.com'
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