package manager broken on one login

Asked by perlwonk on 2013-01-13

I'm getting this error message from the software updater. I get it on only one login::

"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:Opening /etc/apt/sources.list.d/private-ppa.launchpad.net_commercial-ppa-uploaders_darwinia_ubuntu.list - ifstream::ifstream (13: Permission denied)"

I have no clue how to fix this. What can I try? Maybe delete the game from the other login and re-install?

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perlwonk
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2013-01-13
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2013-01-13

What is the output of:

ls -la /etc/apt/sources.list.d/private-ppa.launchpad.net_commercial-ppa-uploaders_darwinia_ubuntu.list; lsb_release -a

Thanks

perlwonk (cforbes-combarriers) said : #2

dbeegle@orion:~$ ls -la /etc/apt/sources.list.d/private-ppa.launchpad.net_commercial-ppa-
ls: cannot access /etc/apt/sources.list.d/private-ppa.launchpad.net_commercial-ppa-: No such file or directory
dbeegle@orion:~$ uploaders_darwinia_ubuntu.list; lsb_release -a
WARNING:root:could not open file '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/private-ppa.launchpad.net_commercial-ppa-uploaders_darwinia_ubuntu.list'

uploaders_darwinia_ubuntu.list: command not found
LSB Version: core-2.0-ia32:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-ia32:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-ia32:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-ia32:core-4.0-noarch:cxx-3.0-ia32:cxx-3.0-noarch:cxx-3.1-ia32:cxx-3.1-noarch:cxx-3.2-ia32:cxx-3.2-noarch:cxx-4.0-ia32:cxx-4.0-noarch:desktop-3.1-ia32:desktop-3.1-noarch:desktop-3.2-ia32:desktop-3.2-noarch:desktop-4.0-ia32:desktop-4.0-noarch:graphics-2.0-ia32:graphics-2.0-noarch:graphics-3.0-ia32:graphics-3.0-noarch:graphics-3.1-ia32:graphics-3.1-noarch:graphics-3.2-ia32:graphics-3.2-noarch:graphics-4.0-ia32:graphics-4.0-noarch:printing-3.2-ia32:printing-3.2-noarch:printing-4.0-ia32:printing-4.0-noarch:qt4-3.1-ia32:qt4-3.1-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal
dbeegle@orion:~$

It's all one command, please copy it as one command and paste to the terminal

Thanks

perlwonk (cforbes-combarriers) said : #4

Opps, sorry I didn't notice that the command got split up. Here it is again.

dbeegle@orion:~$ ls -la /etc/apt/sources.list.d/private-ppa.launchpad.net_commercial-ppa-uploaders_darwinia_ubuntu.list; lsb_release -a
-rw-r----- 1 root admin 350 Jan 13 09:02 /etc/apt/sources.list.d/private-ppa.launchpad.net_commercial-ppa-uploaders_darwinia_ubuntu.list
LSB Version: core-2.0-ia32:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-ia32:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-ia32:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-ia32:core-4.0-noarch:cxx-3.0-ia32:cxx-3.0-noarch:cxx-3.1-ia32:cxx-3.1-noarch:cxx-3.2-ia32:cxx-3.2-noarch:cxx-4.0-ia32:cxx-4.0-noarch:desktop-3.1-ia32:desktop-3.1-noarch:desktop-3.2-ia32:desktop-3.2-noarch:desktop-4.0-ia32:desktop-4.0-noarch:graphics-2.0-ia32:graphics-2.0-noarch:graphics-3.0-ia32:graphics-3.0-noarch:graphics-3.1-ia32:graphics-3.1-noarch:graphics-3.2-ia32:graphics-3.2-noarch:graphics-4.0-ia32:graphics-4.0-noarch:printing-3.2-ia32:printing-3.2-noarch:printing-4.0-ia32:printing-4.0-noarch:qt4-3.1-ia32:qt4-3.1-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal
dbeegle@orion:~$

sudo chmod +r /etc/apt/sources.list.d/private-ppa.launchpad.net_commercial-ppa-uploaders_darwinia_ubuntu.list
sudo apt-get update

perlwonk (cforbes-combarriers) said : #6

That fixed it. Thanks!