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January 6th, 2011, 04:10 PM
Hello, please help me I'm having this problem "Could not initialize the package information" after installing wine, but it didn't become successful.. :( now i can't open my synaptic. It states like this:

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 'src' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-wine-ppa-maverick.list'

January 6th, 2011, 07:11 PM
Can you run this command in a terminal, and post the output here?
cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-wine-ppa-maverick.list

January 7th, 2011, 02:41 AM
rutchell@rutchell-Satellite-L500:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-wine-ppa-maverick.list
src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu maverick main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu maverick main

January 7th, 2011, 05:36 AM
Open the file in gedit with root privileges:
gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-wine-ppa-maverick.list
Change the first line to

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu maverick main

Save and exit the file, run
sudo apt-get update

January 7th, 2011, 05:11 PM
Hello --Ann

So helpful!

Thank you so much!!! I am now able to open my synaptic as well as my software center..

I love ubuntu10.10~

January 7th, 2011, 05:29 PM
You're welcome. Glad it's working!