update-manager not working because of meta-release file

  • kaimerra
Posted: Fri, 11/14/2008 - 02:58
I just installed a fresh copy of 64studio 2.1 32bit and everything seems to be working great except for update-manager. I am able to do package installs/removes from apt-get and synaptic, but update manager gives the following error when I run it from the console: current dist not found in meta-release file I searched around and found a bunch of Ubuntu users with the problem and I tried their fixes but they didn't work. I am slightly confused as well because my original /var/lib/update-manager/meta-release file contains Ubuntu releases, not Debian releases. Seems strange. Regardless, anyone know how to fix this??? Thanks

you make a very valid point sir

  • kaimerra
  • 11/14/08
  • Sat, 11/15/2008 - 01:56
I think I will take your advice and take that out of service and do updates manually through synaptic. :)

Update manager

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Fri, 11/14/2008 - 05:27
Personally I have never used the update manager, as it is something sitting in the memory, using resources. My studio system only runs the stuff I tell it to. Only disadvantage is to check for updates regularly. Advantage, it that your system will not mysteriously break right before an important job, as I do NOT do any upgrades a day or two before an important recording just to be sure everything is stable and working right. I must say that I did not have serious problems upgrading before, but once or twice some important packages got de-installed - and recording in the field means no internet connectivity. What you have is what you got.