Error When ugrading to Ubuntu version 7.10 by ruchi · January 26, 2008 Sponsored Link When ever i try to upgrade or update I get this message. http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/feisty-security/main/binary-i386/Packages.bz2: Sub-process bzip2 returned an error code (2) Can someone help. Related posts Working with Songbird and wma files (3) Workaround for Feisty screensaver bug (6) Windows NTFS Partitions Read/write support made easy in Ubuntu Feisty (47) Winamp Presets for your XMMS Music Player (16) Widescreen Resolutions for Intel Display Cards In Ubuntu Feisty (5) What to Expect from Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) (29) What package is that file in ? (1)
try this solution
1. Visit: http://www.ubuntu-nl.org/source-o-matic/ and generate a new source list.
2. Edit your source list
gksu gedit /etc/apt/source.list
3. Copy the generated source list from the website and paste it over the existing list
4. Save the source list
5. update source list
sudo apt-get update
6. Run the update manager
gksu “update-manager -c”
Hope this helps
Erm, would it be too obvious to suggest a clean install?
You can try manual to uncompress the archive and see what is the error which is returned.
bzip2 -d Packages.bz2
If no error this means that the Packages.bz2 downloaded by apt is corrupted.
When I go to http://www.ubuntu-nl.org/source-o-matic/ it says:
Sorry, the page you requested could not be found.
I have the similar problem.
Why the heck is source-o-matic closed?
Then, why the heck is there any alternative site for that?
I don’t want to edit my source.list manually, even though I could.
I had a similar error a long time ago, and it was due to a bad setting of my date/timezone etc…
Hope a ntpdate will help you ?
(I don’t think so it’s so easy, but…)
Admin – thanks for the excellent advice. It worked for me.
I’m having the same problem, but I’m a total newb so I’m not really sure how to implement the solution in response 2. (the website is no longer available.)
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!