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RAdams 08-25-2006 03:15 PM

Update Notifier Error Message
 
Out of nowhere, my Update Notifier has started showing up (orange icon in Gnome Panel) when I first log in. But there aren't any updates available. When I hover over the icon, I get:
Quote:

A error occured, please run package manager from the right-click menu or apt-get on a terminal to see what is wrong. The error message was: 'Error: Opening the cache (E:Opening /etc/apt/sources.list - ifstream::ifstream (13 Permission denied), E:The list of sources could not be read.)
No error is reported when I run apt-get, or open synaptic. Nothing else appears broken, so it's really just an annoyance. I tried disabling my non-standard sources, and even reinstalled the update-manager and notifier. Still no change.

Any insights?

randell6564 08-25-2006 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by RAdams
Out of nowhere, my Update Notifier has started showing up (orange icon in Gnome Panel) when I first log in. But there aren't any updates available. When I hover over the icon, I get:


No error is reported when I run apt-get, or open synaptic. Nothing else appears broken, so it's really just an annoyance. I tried disabling my non-standard sources, and even reinstalled the update-manager and notifier. Still no change.

Any insights?

Please post your /etc/apt/sources.list

binary_y2k2 08-26-2006 03:32 AM

check the permissions on /etc/apt/sources.list are set to 644 (-rw-r--r-- root root)

RAdams 08-28-2006 08:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by binary_y2k2
check the permissions on /etc/apt/sources.list are set to 644 (-rw-r--r-- root root)

That did it. Makes perfect sense, too. Except... how did the permissions on my source list get changed in the first place? I didn't change them. The best I can figure is that it happened when Automatix crashed on me, as it temporarily replaces my sources.list...

binary_y2k2 08-28-2006 10:35 AM

Automatix probably is the culprit here, though I have never had it crash on me before.
I just looked at the "Opening /etc/apt/sources.list - ifstream::ifstream (13 Permission denied)" part and guessed it was a permissions problem.


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