update manager not working

Asked by abuelay@email2me.net on 2010-11-12

Could not initialize the package information

An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.

Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message:

'W:Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ lucid/partner Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.canonical.com_ubuntu_dists_lucid_partner_binary-i386_Packages), E:Dynamic MMap ran out of room. Please increase the size of APT::Cache-Limit. Current value: 25165824. (man 5 apt.conf), E:Error occurred while processing libfishsound1-dev (NewVersion1), E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_karmic_universe_binary-i386_Packages, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

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This question was originally filed as bug #674629.

Philip Muškovac (yofel) said : #1

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage . I have classified this bug as a bug in update-manager.

When reporting bugs in the future please use apport by using 'ubuntu-bug' and the name of the package affected. You can learn more about this functionality at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReportingBugs.

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.

First you need to dress duplicate row into the file /etc/apt/sources.list

So open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type:

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Please copy and paste the entire file contents here.

Hope this helps

Mike (noenigma3-yahoo) said : #4

I had the same problem. Went through several reboots and fix attempts. Finally, when the Authorization was "stuck" I gave up and clicked on the red 'X' in the top left corner of the Authorization window and that started the download. I had been waiting for it to time out or had clicked on "Cancel", neither worked. So try the red 'X' in the top left corner.

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