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    Package manager won't update; source list pmcenery-ppa-lucid.list missing info

    I recently got an iPhone 3g and have been trying to upload music onto my device with Rhythmbox because my computer exclusively runs Ubuntu (10.04 LTS, Lucid Lynx). Rhythmbox would show files that were dragged and dropped as being on the iPhone, and they appeared in the iPhone's folders, but they weren't recognized in the iPod player. I followed a variety of forum threads to try to fix the problem, but ended up creating a whole new set of problems with my package manager.

    I get this error message before package manager opens:

    E: Type 'n' is not known on line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pmcenery-ppa-lucid.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.

    And this message after I close the first error message window and the package manager opens:

    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 'n' is not known on line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pmcenery-ppa-lucid.list, E:The list of sources could not be read.'

    Does anyone have any recommendations on how to fix this? If it isn't already apparent, I am very inexperienced working with ubuntu, so the more detailed the response, the better. Thank!

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    Re: Package manager won't update; source list pmcenery-ppa-lucid.list missing info

    In the terminal run this command and post all the text it is the list lets look.
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list





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    Re: Package manager won't update; source list pmcenery-ppa-lucid.list missing info

    jack@jack:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 9.04 _Jaunty Jackalope_ - Release i386 (20090421.3)]/ 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/ lucid main restricted
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted

    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates main restricted
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-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/ lucid universe
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid universe
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates universe
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-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/ lucid multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid multiverse
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-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://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    # deb-src http://ca.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://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security main restricted
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security main restricted
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security universe
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security universe
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security multiverse
    # deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonabeck/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonabeck/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

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    Re: Package manager won't update; source list pmcenery-ppa-lucid.list missing info

    Second line from the top make it look like this.

    # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 9.04 _Jaunty Jackalope_ - Release i386 (20090421.3)]/ jaunty main restricted

    Or just remove it.

    You also have these, change them to lucid.
    # deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    # deb-src http://ca.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://ppa.launchpad.net/jonabeck/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonabeck/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

    There are off with the # in front, but you don't want jaunty in there.
    Last edited by wilee-nilee; May 4th, 2011 at 07:52 AM.





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    Re: Package manager won't update; source list pmcenery-ppa-lucid.list missing info

    Where do I make these changes? /etc/apt/sources.list/pmcenery-ppa-lucid.list? Sorry if this seems obvious, but I'm a beginner.

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    Re: Package manager won't update; source list pmcenery-ppa-lucid.list missing info

    Quote Originally Posted by JackMohr View Post
    Where do I make these changes? /etc/apt/sources.list/pmcenery-ppa-lucid.list? Sorry if this seems obvious, but I'm a beginner.

    Sorry about that in the terminal this command will open that same list as read and write, save your work when done.
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    Last edited by wilee-nilee; May 4th, 2011 at 08:38 AM.





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    Re: Package manager won't update; source list pmcenery-ppa-lucid.list missing info

    Made changes and restarted the computer, but still getting this error message from package manager:

    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 'n' is not known on line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pmcenery-ppa-lucid.list, E:The list of sources could not be read.'

    Here is what that updated file looks like:

    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer versions of the distribution.

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

    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates main restricted
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-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/ lucid universe
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid universe
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates universe
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-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/ lucid multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid multiverse
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-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://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    # deb-src http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-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 lucid partner
    # deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu lucid partner

    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security main restricted
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security main restricted
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security universe
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security universe
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security multiverse
    # deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonabeck/ppa/ubuntu lucid main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonabeck/ppa/ubuntu lucid main

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    Re: Package manager won't update; source list pmcenery-ppa-lucid.list missing info

    This is the correct command to open the file with the original error, look at line two, and or post the text.
    Code:
    gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pmcenery-ppa-lucid.list
    I never have to do this so I had to search my cheat sheet,





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    Re: Package manager won't update; source list pmcenery-ppa-lucid.list missing info

    That did the trick! I posted the text from my previous reply into that file and saved it, and now the package manager is up and working again. Thanks so much for the help!

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    Re: Package manager won't update; source list pmcenery-ppa-lucid.list missing info

    Quote Originally Posted by JackMohr View Post
    That did the trick! I posted the text from my previous reply into that file and saved it, and now the package manager is up and working again. Thanks so much for the help!
    Cool, enjoy.





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