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Old 08-25-2006, 03:15 PM   #1
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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:
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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?
 
Old 08-25-2006, 09:53 PM   #2
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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
 
Old 08-26-2006, 03:32 AM   #3
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check the permissions on /etc/apt/sources.list are set to 644 (-rw-r--r-- root root)
 
Old 08-28-2006, 08:34 AM   #4
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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...
 
Old 08-28-2006, 10:35 AM   #5
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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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