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Old 06-22-2019, 10:28 AM   #1
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Stuck at reading package list


Hello. I'm new to Linux and I'm trying out Bodhi 5.0 Legacy with a Virtual Machine.

When I go to the app center and I try to install any app I get the following error "Cannot locate package (appname goes here) for installation. If you have not done so already try refreshing your package sources using the button below"

So when I press refresh it gets stuck "refreshing package lists" forever.

Any idea on how to solve this?
 
Old 06-22-2019, 10:30 AM   #2
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It might be a VBox thing, I've had the same issue before with other distros, and now I cannot even get a VBox client to access the internet.
 
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Old 06-22-2019, 10:35 AM   #3
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Well at least I can connect to the internet. Like you said it could be a weird Vbox glitch. I guess I'll have to do a proper install and see if the problem continues
 
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Old 06-22-2019, 12:01 PM   #4
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Hopefully the Bodhi maintainer will respond to your thread.

You did not state which virtualization program you were running but just as a frame of reference I am running VB 5.x and Bodhi legacy is installed as a VB guest. I am using bridged mode but if internet is working it should not matter if it is NAT. I just did an update via apt-get and it worked as expected although I did not follow the all the instructions and had to do a dpkg reconfigure. The app center show that it installed the selected app but due to my problem although the sources refresh button seemed to work.

I would see what happens from the command line.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install package-name
 
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Old 06-22-2019, 05:50 PM   #5
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I will look at this when i find time.

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Originally Posted by Legen Dary View Post
Hello. I'm new to Linux and I'm trying out Bodhi 5.0 Legacy with a Virtual Machine.

When I go to the app center and I try to install any app I get the following error "Cannot locate package (appname goes here) for installation. If you have not done so already try refreshing your package sources using the button below"

So when I press refresh it gets stuck "refreshing package lists" forever.

Any idea on how to solve this?
A few questions here, by trying out do you mean you are checking out the ISO live without installing? Or is it installed in a VM?

Does running sudo apt update in a terminal before visiting the app center help any? Shouldn't be needed but wondering?
 
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Old 06-26-2019, 02:52 PM   #6
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I just installed Bodhi today twice, once on a physical machine and once on a VM.

I ran into the same problem on the physical machine.
The issue was that I had no /etc/apt/sources.list
I had /etc/apt/sources.list_ORIG

I am not sure what the problem was but by copying the missing file from the VM over to the physical machine I am un-stuck with regards to system updates and installing other software.

The physical machine did not have an internet connection during the install process off of a live USB.

The build I downloaded is 8fceac7c39dac0ae2ea654ee095ba32e bodhi-5.0.0-64.iso
 
Old 06-26-2019, 03:14 PM   #7
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I think, your Bodhi Linux ISO is damaged or installed with some issues. Have you checked the md5 after the downloading?

https://sourceforge.net/projects/bod...x/files/5.0.0/
 
Old 06-26-2019, 03:18 PM   #8
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Yup.
[~/Downloads] $ cat bodhi-5.0.0-64.iso.md5
8fceac7c39dac0ae2ea654ee095ba32e bodhi-5.0.0-64.iso
[~/Downloads] $ md5sum bodhi-5.0.0-64.iso
8fceac7c39dac0ae2ea654ee095ba32e bodhi-5.0.0-64.iso
[~/Downloads] $ md5sum -c bodhi-5.0.0-64.iso.md5
bodhi-5.0.0-64.iso: OK
 
Old 06-26-2019, 03:47 PM   #9
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Great

Try reinstalling your system.
 
Old 06-26-2019, 03:50 PM   #10
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Heh, I just may end up there.

Since I don't have any recent experience with Bodhi I've been wondering "is this quirkiness because of the borked install or due to immature software?"

I don't want to bias myself so I think nuke and pave is a good solution.

Thanks!
 
Old 06-26-2019, 04:18 PM   #11
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I do not know what this is, but I faced this only in BL 5. Maybe this is an issue of Ubiquity installer. Hard to say, sorry

Stefan

PS: maybe Robert will have better solution for you...
 
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