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  1. #1
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    update manager error please help

    I was trying to install some programs (still having trouble) through the terminal and somewhere along the line I mustve messed up because now update manager comes up with a message saying

    "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 'wget' is not known on line 59 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list, E:The list of sources could not be read.'"

    please if anyone can help that would be great

  2. #2
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    Re: update manager error please help

    I am also getting this message when I run the synaptic package manager

    E: Type 'wget' is not known on line 59 in source list /etc/apt/sources.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.

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    Re: update manager error please help

    You've got some junk in your software sources (/etc/apt/sources.list)... what happened?

    If you're not sure,

    Code:
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    and paste the output here.

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    Re: update manager error please help

    this is what I got


    deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 9.04 _Jaunty Jackalope_ - Release amd64 (20090420.1)]/ jaunty main restricted
    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer versions of the distribution.

    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic main restricted
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic main restricted

    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates main restricted
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates main restricted

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
    ## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic universe
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic universe
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates universe
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates universe

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    ## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
    ## security team.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic multiverse
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates multiverse

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
    ## repository.
    ## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
    ## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
    ## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
    ## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
    ## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-backports main restricted universe multiverse

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
    ## 'partner' repository.
    ## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
    ## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
    deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty partner
    deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty partner

    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security main restricted
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security main restricted
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security universe
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security universe
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security multiverse
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security multiverse
    deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt karmic main #WineHQ - Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" disabled on upgrade to karmic
    deb http://www.getautomatix.com/apt edgy main



    wget http://www.getautomatix.com/apt/key.gpg.asc

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    Re: update manager error please help

    Cool, so all you need to do is edit this file:

    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    Then, delete this line:

    Code:
    wget http://www.getautomatix.com/apt/key.gpg.asc
    and maybe this line too (it's for Edgy, an older version of ubuntu):

    Code:
    deb http://www.getautomatix.com/apt edgy main
    Save the file and try again, hopefully it will work this time! Good luck.

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    Re: update manager error please help

    thank you soo much you helped me a lot, this is one great community

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