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Old 03-26-2013, 03:41 AM   #1
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Problems with updates


Hi everyone,

I've just installed automatically Ubuntu 12.04 on my Laptop HP. But I'm suspecting that I haven't well installed it. For example I can't enter in "Language support".

I would know two things:

does it exist some test which detects if the system is correctly installed or not?

Which updates should I do at first? There is a too long list in sourceslist and it will take me much time if I uncomment all the addresses in that list.

Thank you in advance.
 
Old 03-26-2013, 04:33 AM   #2
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What is an automatic installation? Choose default installation and let the installer do everything?

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There is a too long list in sourceslist and it will take me much time if I uncomment all the addresses in that list.
There should not be. If you are using repositories from several different places, it could screw up the system. It would be best if you post your sources list here, so people could look at it.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 04:04 AM   #3
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What is an automatic installation? Choose default installation and let the installer do everything?
Yes, I meant exactly this.
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It would be best if you post your sources list here, so people could look at it.
Thank you for your helpful suggestion. The problem is already settled. Thank you again.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 05:41 AM   #4
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It would be good if you tell us what the problem was and how you resolved it, so your experience could help others who have the same problem.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 11:45 AM   #5
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in <Ubuntu> and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 04-04-2013, 05:39 AM   #6
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It would be good if you tell us what the problem was and how you resolved it, so your experience could help others who have the same problem.
I thaught at first it was solved but the problem is remaining still.

When I turn my laptop on next notification appears:

could not initialize the package information, an unresolvable problem occures while initializing the package information. Please, report this bug against the `update-manager` information package and include the following error massage: `E:Type "partner is not known on line 47 in source list/etc/apt/sources.list`

Some days ago I hadn't internet access, now I have it. So it behaves in a occasional way.

Then I dont know which updates I have to do.

For more clarity I bring here my source.list:

david@david-HP-ProBook-4510s:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
#deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release i386 (20130213)]/ precise main restricted

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://ge.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted
deb-src http://ge.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted

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

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://ge.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise universe
deb-src http://ge.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise universe
deb http://ge.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates universe
deb-src http://ge.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-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://ge.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise multiverse
deb-src http://ge.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise multiverse
deb http://ge.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates multiverse
deb-src http://ge.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates multiverse

## 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://ge.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://ge.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security 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 precise partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner

## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party
## developers who want to ship their latest software.
deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main
deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main
david@david-HP-ProBook-4510s:~$
 
Old 04-06-2013, 05:01 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by otar View Post
When I turn my laptop on next notification appears:
could not initialize the package information, an unresolvable problem occures while initializing the package information. Please, report this bug against the `update-manager` information package and include the following error massage: `E:Type "partner is not known on line 47 in source list/etc/apt/sources.list`
It looks like there is a problem with the partner repository that you have enabled. You could try opening up the software sources and unchecking the partner repository. Or you could simply comment out (i.e., place a # in front of) the lines pertaining to the partner repository in your /etc/apt/sources.list file.
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Then I dont know which updates I have to do.
The first thing I do after installing Ubuntu is to get all the updates. Then I go and install whatever additional programs that I need.
To get all the updates for Ubuntu, simply run in the terminal:
Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Try getting the updates first with the partner repository enabled. If you get errors, then post them here.
Then try to get the updates with the partner repository commented out and see if the errors go away.
 
Old 04-07-2013, 12:33 AM   #8
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If you go to the preferences on your text editor (any I have seen) you will have the option to have the line numbers show. This is mighty handy when you get a message like that.
 
  


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