Ubuntu :: Can't Open Synaptic Package Manager - List Of Sources Couldn't Read
Nov 21, 2010
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:
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!
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 have ubuntu 10.04. The installation is about 3 days old. My account type is administrator. When I try to open "synaptic package manager," "root terminal," "software sources," or "firewall configuration" the window list on the panel on the bottom of the screen informs me "starting administrativ..." and then vanishes without fanfare. Clearly it would seem these programs are all dependent on something I managed to screw up.The question then is; what is it, and how can I fix it? Also note: everything works fine on the root account.
I'm having a problem where I can't open Synaptic Package Manager. The error message I get is this:
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]...
I tried to install Redshift's PPA then an error occur, after that , my software center is not working, after i click the ubuntu software centre, nothing's happening..and also i cannot open synaptic package manager.But there is an error coming out code...
I need some assistance on getting Synaptic Package Manager to start correctly. I can start it from the command line without any errors. When I try to use the shortcut under the /System/Administration menu it ask for the password but nothing ever opens up nor is there an error. My source list is fine. I have ran "sudo apt-get update".
I am unable to open my newly installed ubuntu 9.10 (karmic-koala) asv it is showing some error message which is as follows:
E: Type 'n' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bisigi-ppa-karmic.list E: The list of sources could not be read. Go to the repository dialog to correct the problem. E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
If anyone has a remedy for this, i will open my Synaptic Package manager.
I opend terminal and typed the command.. sudo apt-get install torcs While downloading was in process I accidentally closed the terminal clicking X on the windows. I cant open synaptic Package manger when I try to open it says: "This usually means that another package management application (like apt-get or aptitude) is already running. Please close that application first". How can I close that apt-get application?
When I try to open SPM I enter my password and I get this message: Unable to get exclusive lock. This usually means that another package management application (like apt-get or aptitude) is already running. Please close that application first.
I don't understand because I will have no other program running and I make sure of it.
Then when I try playing mp4 with video player I get this message: The required software to play this file is not installed. You need to install suitable plugins to play media files. Do you want to search for a plugin that supports the selected file?
The search will also include software which is not officially supported.
So I happily click search, it finds the required software and asks if i want to install, I click to install, put in my password, but nothing ever gets installed. It's just idle. I'm using Ubuntu 11.04
while trying to open synaptic package manager i get the following errer "E: The package clamav-daemon needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. E: Internal error opening cache (1). Please report."
I only started using it about two weeks ago now though I've had fun this morning I tried to update with update manager but I got this message: Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message: 'E:Type 'main' is not known on line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list, E:The list of sources could not be read.'
I have installed and uninstalled Ubuntu four times now due to various errors. Right now I am getting error messages anytime I try to use the update or package manager and I get the same message from both:
E: Malformed line 54 in source list/etc/apt/sources.list (URI 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.
Having a bugger of a time trying to update after adding a ppa.?
E: Type [URL] is not known on line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list
E: Type 'src' is not known on line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tiheum-equinox-maverick.list
E: The list of sources could not be read.
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429)]/ lucid main restricted http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to # newer versions of the distribution. deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick main restricted
My software center has stopped working so I tried Synaptic which doesn't even open so I tried:
Code: [sudo apt-get update and got the following E: Type '"deb' is not known on line 60 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list E: The list of sources could not be read. # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 11.04 _Natty Narwhal_ - Release amd64 (20110427.1)]/ natty main restricted .....
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 .
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.
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?
Got Karmic Koala up on running on my main computer and have been going through Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Fourth Edition. It was printed during Jaunty Jackalope, but it looks like its information applies to most areas.
However, it says I should be able to find msttcorefonts in the Synaptic Package Manage, and it's not there. I double checked Writer and Times New Roman and the other true type staples are not there, so it's not that it was installed with the boot disk.