Error When ugrading to Ubuntu version 7.10

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When ever i try to upgrade or update I get this message. Sub-process bzip2 returned an error code (2)

Can someone help.

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8 Responses

  1. admin says:

    try this solution

    1. Visit: 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

  2. KenBW2 says:

    Erm, would it be too obvious to suggest a clean install?

  3. blah says:

    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.

  4. Elups says:

    When I go to it says:
    Sorry, the page you requested could not be found.

  5. unicorn says:

    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.

  6. gamboy says:

    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…)

  7. MikeT says:

    Admin – thanks for the excellent advice. It worked for me.

  8. kdormuth says:

    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!!

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