It started with Update Manager constantly recycling and not updating. When it starts it shows 295 files and 308MB waiting to download. When I click on 'Install Updates' it appears to go through the process, and then presents me with the same 'waiting to install' window again - and again, and again - in fact as many times as I care to click the 'Install Updates' button. No error messages appear. The 'Settings' button produces the same apparent process as the 'Install Updates' button, but doesn't present me with any other screen.
I've tried all the solutions I could find on these forums and nothing works. The sudo suggestions for Terminal usually produce error codes. adjusting a line in the 'hosts' file. When I tried this I was presented with the obstacle of not having access to the read-only file, and no matter how much I searched I couldn't find how to gain access . While investigating all these possible solutions, I was directed in turn to the Software Sources and Synaptic Package Manager applications, but when I attempted to start them, 'Starting Administrative Application' appeared briefly on the taskbar - and then disappeared!
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 .
Whenever I try to run the Software Sources and Synaptic Package Manager applications, 'Starting Administrative Application' appears briefly on the taskbar - and then disappears! And nothing starts.I tried uninstalling and reinstalling them in case they were corrupt, but the same thing still happens.These two seem to be the only applications that behave this way, so can anyone think of anything that links the two of them and may cause this?
I've just installed ubuntu 10.04 and see that there are a two type installation software? why there are two things? What are the benefits of these two? What are the Difference Between Synaptic Package Manager and Update Manager?
message when attempted updating manager E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, Eroblem with MergeList [URL].. E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.' Before that happened upgraded Opera and have tried to uninstall but synaptic manager does not respond.
E: Malformed line 59 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.
these are are errors i got when i try to open synaptic package manager! this is the list:
After installing the 'getdeb' and 'playdeb' debian packages that automate adding those repositories for [URL] my synaptic package manager started acting up giving me this error: ould not download all repository indexes The repository may no longer be available or could not be contacted because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed index will be used. Otherwise the repository will be ignored. Check your network connection and ensure the repository address in the preferences is correct. Problem executing scripts APT::Update:re-Invoke '/usr/bin/daptup --pre'Sub-process returned an error code I am a long haul 48 state truck driver and it may be a couple days between replies until I can get to the next Wi-Fi hotspot.
I have recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 from Ubuntu 10.10. After the upgrade, I wanted to do a system cleanup using Synaptic Package Manager. After, I have marked a package for removal, the "Apply" button is still shaded, i.e., I am not able to click the "Apply" button. The "Apply" button is still not functional even I am able to download and install packages.
When I try to open SYNAPTIC PACKAGE MANAGER in my ubuntu 11.04 version, it is showing error. Following error is being displayed:
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_bina ry-i386_Packages E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
When I try to open Synaptic Package Manager and update-manager it gives me the following error message: 'E:Type 'n' is not known on line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/banshee-team-ppa-maverick.list, E:The list of sources could not be read.' How to solve this error because my system cannot update or install any new application.
I upgraded an older system from jaunty 9.04 to karmic 9.10/ Following the upgrade, and about six hours of stable use, I ran the synaptic package manager, to pull in fvwm-crystal and a couple of other nits. Synaptic went into its usual tiring Rebuild Index while the resource hog update-apt-xapian ran away gleefully with the cpu pegged. for longer than I've ever seen it... about 15 minutes, and then the system crashed. and, I mean it crashed hard. I have not seen linux do this in years. Not just a seg fault, the whole machine just crashed (cpu, display, keyboard, the works). Restart and no problem, until I ran Synaptic (Rebuild Index. several minutes, crash).I played this game for a while; thinking the system might just might be overheating... let it cool down, and retried.same result. I tried running one last time, and this time pressed the reload (on Synaptic main panel) prior to the crash.it pulled in the repository updates and completed the Rebuild Index. (no crash)
I have run Synaptic several times since that. downloaded some goodies, and have had no further crashes (although, it does run Rebuild Index every time I start it.and update-apt-xapian pegs the cpu while this is going on. The question(s) I have are:
1) I was not aware that an apt these days can bring down the kernel (no panic, no logging, just down....) How is update-apt-xapian tied into the kernel that permits this vulnerability?
2) There appears (from searches) to be a problem with Synaptic or at least with xapian...?? What is going on with this resource pig..?
3) If I disable xapian and use sudo apt-get instead, instead of Synaptic, does this solve this resource problem?
4) Is there another forum area where this might be addressed besides general?
Worst combination ever.. To fix "no wubildr" I have to use synaptic package manager. To use synaptic package manager I have to access recovery mode, which the "no wubildr" problem is not allowing me to. Is there anything else, than reinstalling ubuntu, I can do?
EDIT: the terminal is not working either.. Segmentation fault:/etc/sudoers is mode 0666, should be 0440. That is why I am unable to use the synaptic package manager.
i have windows 7 on my laptop and I wanted to install Ubuntu but I had problems with the partitions so I installed Wubi. It looks just the same as ubuntu, but I tried to find some programs in the synaptic package manager (like Kile or aMsn) but the manager is not finding anything I search for.
Since upgrading to Natty I have a very annoying issue and since I am unable to resolveWhenever I start the synaptics package manager I get the following message:An error occurred:E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. E: _cache->open() failed, please report.Once I run sudo dpkg --configure -a from the terminal this is what I get:Setting up xulrunner-1.9.1 (18.104.22.168~hg20110309r27352+nobinonly-0ubuntu1~umd1) ...No further progress the machine hangs indefinitely on this, need to kill terminal to exit. Even hours waiting does not show any progress.
I forced the install of graph-tool package [URL]. Now it is of course tagged as broken, so update manager wont do anything. But I want to accept it, I know it is not really broken. (In fact, graph-tool_xxx.deb asks for libcgal4. squeeze only has libcgal5, so I am betting this is not an issue, as far as graph-tool is concerned.)
this happened to me before, where when I try to open Software Center, Synaptic package manager, or update manager, it would freeze with the window open and I would have to force it to shut down. I decided to re-install the OS after this happened and I just updated ubuntu and it is happening again.
This happened completely randomly. One day, my synaptic and update manager is working fine and the next day, I open one of them and get a error window that doesn't say anything (no details on the error). So, i tried the terminal, sudo apt-get update, and this message shows:
Reading package lists... Error! E: Problem parsing dependency Depends E: Error occurred while processing lib�tartup-notificamion0-dev (NewVersion1) E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_karmic_main_binary-i386_Packages E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
Have a new Dell Vostro A90 that came with 8.04 and I have installed 9.10 from a CD that was mailed to me. I can connect to the internet with a wired connection, but I cannot connect wirelessly. When I've tried to install the broadcom driver by going to Synaptic Package Manager and hitting reload, I get a message that 1 of 15 packages is downloading, but nothing downloads and I get a failed message for each of the jobs. Any clues as to how to proceed from here? I am very new to Ubuntu.
Pre update (10.10) Synaptic Package Manager would allow me to delete residual config files by clicking the Apply button after marking them. Post update, the Apply button does not highlight or allow me to click it when I mark packages for complete removal.
Ubuntu 11.04 was working fine and then when I went to open Synaptic, I got the following error: An error occurred
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.
I get this error when I try to load Synaptic. In addition to that, the Ubuntu Software Center does not work when I try to search for and/or look at applications.
I isntalled Ubuntu 10.04 LTS in a dual boot configuration with Windows 7 (new i5 desktop, 8 GB DDR3) , and after a few gliches solved, Ubuntu runs. The problem I have is when I try to install software with the Synaptic Package Manager, no packages can be downloaded. Also, after I attempt this, no other software can connect to the Internet (even if that software was able to connect before). Rebooting restores connectivity.
i downloaded packages of java and amsn but i cant see them in the synaptic package manager.when i search them i cant find and when i click file--> add downloaded packages ,it doesnt take this packages.
Whenever I try to install a program by Synaptic Package Manager, it downloads packages but it doesn't install those.It tries to connect to downloads.openwrt.org but unables to connect because of connection time out. I have attached a screenshot of it.