Please Help !!! I cannot open 'Snaptic Package Manager' this is what pop up whenever I try to open it E: The value 'saucy-updates' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not available in the sources E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

Asked by Carl Sawyers on 2014-01-28

Please Help !!!
I cannot open 'Snaptic Package Manager' this is what pop up whenever I try to open it

E: The value 'saucy-updates' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not available in the sources
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: ubuntu-release-upgrader-core 1:0.205.4 [origin: unknown]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-15.23-generic 3.11.10
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-15-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.2
Architecture: i386
CrashDB: ubuntu
Date: Tue Jan 28 17:24:20 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-12-06 (53 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Release i386 (20131016.1)
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_CA:en
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_CA.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: ubuntu-release-upgrader
Symptom: dist-upgrade
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Brian Murray (brian-murray) said : #1

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs#When%20not%20to%20file%20a%20bug.

Could you post the output of:

"sudo apt-get update"

Without the quotes please?

Hamish

Ken Sharp (kennybobs) said : #4

See my answer here: http://askubuntu.com/a/704656/170177

Edit the file /root/.synaptic/synaptic.conf. You will find a line referring to saucy-updates. Remove that and restart Synaptic.

Ken Sharp (kennybobs) said : #5

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