sources.list file problem in ubuntu 9.04

Asked by weboye on 2009-07-04

I have edited sources.list file while i was installing ruby or maybe java 1.5

The following error is coming:
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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:Invalid record in the preferences file, no Package header'
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Help me at urgent by providing a clean sources.list file for jaunty or guide me to correct this.

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Last query:
2009-07-06
Last reply:
2009-07-10
Philip Muškovac (yofel) said : #1

Could you please post your sources.list here so that we can test what causes the problem? (And if it's really sources list related)

weboye (mindtrades) said : #2

sources.list.
 deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy restricted main multiverse universe
 deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy restricted main multiverse universe

this is what is present in my sources.list. file..

I just dont understand whats wrong..
please guide me asap as things are really stuck.

Please put this rows into your Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty /etc/apt/sources.list file

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty restricted multiverse universe main
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty restricted multiverse universe main

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-security restricted multiverse universe main
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-security restricted multiverse universe main

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates restricted multiverse universe main
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates restricted multiverse universe main

Hope this helps

weboye (mindtrades) said : #4

i tried this but the problem is still the same..

Steven Danna (ssd7) said : #5

If it exists, can you provide the contents of the following file:

/etc/apt/preferences

weboye (mindtrades) said : #6

 This is the content of preferences file:

1. Package: ruby
   2. Pin: release a=hardy
   3. Pin-Priority: 900
   4.
   5. Package: ruby1.8
   6. Pin: release a=hardy
   7. Pin-Priority: 900
   8.
   9. Package: libruby1.8
  10. Pin: release a=hardy
  11. Pin-Priority: 900
  12.
  13. Package: rdoc1.8
  14. Pin: release a=hardy
  15. Pin-Priority: 900
  16.
  17. Package: ri1.8
  18. Pin: release a=hardy
  19. Pin-Priority: 900
  20.
  21. Package: libgtk2-ruby1.8
  22. Pin: release a=hardy
  23. Pin-Priority: 900
  24.
  25. Package: libdbd-sqlite3-ruby1.8
  26. Pin: release a=hardy
  27. Pin-Priority: 900
  28.
  29. Package: libopenssl-ruby1.8
  30. Pin: release a=hardy
  31. Pin-Priority: 900
  32.
  33. Package: libsqlite3-ruby1.8
  34. Pin: release a=hardy
  35. Pin-Priority: 900
  36.
  37. Package: ruby1.8-dev
  38. Pin: release a=hardy
  39. Pin-Priority: 900
  40.
  41. Package: libdbi-ruby1.8
  42. Pin: release a=hardy
  43. Pin-Priority: 900
  44.
  45. Package: libatk1-ruby1.8
  46. Pin: release a=hardy
  47. Pin-Priority: 900
  48.
  49. Package: libpango1-ruby1.8
  50. Pin: release a=hardy
  51. Pin-Priority: 900
  52.
  53. Package: libatk1-ruby1.8
  54. Pin: release a=hardy
  55. Pin-Priority: 900
  56.
  57. Package: libgdk-pixbuf2-ruby1.8
  58. Pin: release a=hardy
  59. Pin-Priority: 900
  60.
  61. Package: libglib2-ruby1.8
  62. Pin: release a=hardy
  63. Pin-Priority: 900
  64.
  65. Package: libcairo-ruby1.8
  66. Pin: release a=hardy
  67. Pin-Priority: 900
  68.
  69. Package: irb1.8
  70. Pin: release a=hardy
  71. Pin-Priority: 900
  72.
  73. Package: libreadline-ruby1.8
  74. Pin: release a=hardy
  75. Pin-Priority: 900
  76.
  77. Package: libncurses-ruby1.8
  78. Pin: release a=hardy
  79. Pin-Priority: 900

Package: ruby
Pin: release a=hardy
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: ruby1.8
Pin: release a=hardy
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: libruby1.8
Pin: release a=hardy
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: rdoc1.8
Pin: release a=hardy
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: ri1.8
Pin: release a=hardy
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: libgtk2-ruby1.8
Pin: release a=hardy
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: libdbd-sqlite3-ruby1.8
Pin: release a=hardy
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: libopenssl-ruby1.8
Pin: release a=hardy
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: libsqlite3-ruby1.8
Pin: release a=hardy
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: ruby1.8-dev
Pin: release a=hardy
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: libdbi-ruby1.8
Pin: release a=hardy
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: libatk1-ruby1.8
Pin: release a=hardy
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: libpango1-ruby1.8
Pin: release a=hardy
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: libatk1-ruby1.8
Pin: release a=hardy
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: libgdk-pixbuf2-ruby1.8
Pin: release a=hardy
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: libglib2-ruby1.8
Pin: release a=hardy
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: libcairo-ruby1.8
Pin: release a=hardy
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: irb1.8
Pin: release a=hardy
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: libreadline-ruby1.8
Pin: release a=hardy
Pin-Priority: 900

Package: libncurses-ruby1.8
Pin: release a=hardy
Pin-Priority: 900

Steven Danna (ssd7) said : #7

Unless you are certain you still want ruby pinned to the release you have it pinned to it. You can simply delete your preference file (sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences). If you do want it pinned, try removing all the lines with numbers in front of them from the /etc/apt/preferences file.

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Release amd64 (20080423)]/ hardy main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

#deb http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted
#deb-src http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted
deb-src http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
deb http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
deb-src http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
deb http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates universe
deb-src http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy multiverse
deb-src http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy multiverse
deb http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates multiverse
deb-src http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository. This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is
## offered by Canonical and the respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu
## users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty main universe restricted multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty main universe restricted multiverse #Added by software-properties
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu intrepid-backports main universe multiverse restricted

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty restricted multiverse universe main
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty restricted multiverse universe main

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-security restricted multiverse universe main
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-security restricted multiverse universe main

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates restricted multiverse universe main
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates restricted multiverse universe main

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