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Update Manager not working

Postby coffeeman on Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:20 am

I've been running helena for a couple of weeks without any problems, until now.

I get this when I refresh in the Update Manager:


Could 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.

Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/helena/Release Unable to find expected entry universe/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)
Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.


My /etc/apt/sources.list if it matters:

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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ helena universe main upstream import
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ karmic partner
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ karmic free non-free


It started a few days ago, I don't know what I did to make it happen.

When I right click Update Manager and choose information, It shows this:

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++ Launching mintUpdate in root mode
++ Starting refresh
++ Auto-refresh timer is going to sleep for 15 minutes, 0 hours and 0 days
++ Connection to the Internet successful (tried to read http://www.google.com)
++ Successfully downloaded new safety rules using proxy: None
++ Found 20 recommended software updates
++ Refresh finished
++ MintUpdate is in tray mode, performing auto-refresh
++ Starting refresh
++ Auto-refresh timer is going to sleep for 15 minutes, 0 hours and 0 days
++ Connection to the Internet successful (tried to read http://www.google.com)
++ Successfully downloaded new safety rules using proxy: None
-- Error in checkAPT.py, could not refresh the list of packages


Thank you.
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Re: Update Manager not working

Postby coffeeman on Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:33 pm

Nobody?
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Re: Update Manager not working

Postby xavix on Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:35 pm

Same issue here. I have exactly the same sources.list configuration. And same error message
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Re: Update Manager not working

Postby coffeeman on Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:00 pm

I changed /etc/apt/sources.list to this:

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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ helena main upstream import
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ karmic partner
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ karmic free non-free


Seems to be working now. Removing universe did the trick...
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