ubuntu jaunty update manager fails

Asked by maryfig


i am clueless, just using ubuntu for the first time.

I tried to install adobe, got nowhere, and then noticed that updates no longer work!


is there anyway to recover from 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 '--2009-09-06' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list, E:The list of sources could not be read.'"


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Best Daniel Hollocher (chogydan) said :

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

That should fix that.

It looks like you were trying to use medibuntu and something went wrong. You will need to start over after running the above command.

After you run the above command, to get flash:
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

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zvacet (ivicakolic) said :

Type in terminal

cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

and post output here so we can see and correct it.

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maryfig (maryfig) said :

Thanks danielhollocher, that solved my question.

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maryfig (maryfig) said :

Thanks very much!

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Tom (tom6) said :

Brilliant, nicely done :))
On a fresh install of Ubuntu i usually run through all the steps in this guide, except for the optional step
and then this guide can be useful for looking things up in

Congrats and regards from
Tom :)