Opening /etc/apt/sources.list.d/proot.list - ifstream::ifstream (13: Permission denied)'

Asked by Udunna on 2015-12-14

I am trying to install PRoot packages to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS which I upgraded a few days ago from Ubuntu 11.10. I followed the instructions on http://packages.proot.me by running the commands on the page. The following error message popped up after I ran the commands

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/proot.list - ifstream::ifstream (13: Permission denied)'

Not sure how to proceed from here. thanks

Udunna

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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.

Udunna (uanazodo) said : #2

Thanks Brian,

This is my first time reporting anything to Ubuntu the error message I
got specifically said and I quote 'Please report this bug against the
'update-manager' package and include the following error message:..". It
described it as a bug as I reported it as one. My apologies if you do
not consider it a bug.

I desperately need help. I have tried in terminal to use apt-get update
and upgrade but I think my source list has been corrupted as I cannot
even read my source list (see below). Do you have any idea how I can fix
this

udunna@udunna-work --> apt-get update
E: Opening /etc/apt/sources.list.d/proot.list - ifstream::ifstream (13:
Permission denied)
E: The list of sources could not be read.

Udunna

On 2015-12-14 15:42, Brian Murray wrote:
> Your question #279023 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/279023
>
> Brian Murray posted a new comment:
> 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.

Udunna (uanazodo) said : #3

This is apparently an ongoing issue/erorr/bug in precise. see:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt/+bug/746625

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-center/+bug/852003

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1390420

It appears that after installing certain packages, software center silently crashes. Even apt-get update and upgrade in terminal also fail. Not sure why Ubuntu does not see this as a serious issue.

I just resorted to removing the proot, the package I tried to install from my source.list.d. (see http://askubuntu.com/questions/120621/how-to-fix-duplicate-sources-list-entry). At least my software center is back and I can run update/upgrades again. I will worry about proot later.

Udunna (uanazodo) said : #4

This is apparently an ongoing issue/erorr/bug in precise. see:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt/+bug/746625

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-center/+bug/852003

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1390420

It appears that after installing certain packages, software center silently crashes. Even apt-get update and upgrade in terminal also fail. Not sure why Ubuntu does not see this as a serious issue.

I just resorted to removing the proot, the package I tried to install from my source.list.d. (see http://askubuntu.com/questions/120621/how-to-fix-duplicate-sources-list-entry). At least my software center is back and I can run update/upgrades again. I will worry about proot later.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

Apparently the access rights settings of the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/proot.list were wrong.

Running the commands

ls -l /etc/apt/sources.list
ls -l /etc/apt/sources.list.d
cat -n /etc/apt/sources.list.d/proot.list

probably would have revealed what to do to correct this.