Hardy Alpha-4 synaptic error

Jason Crain jason at bluetree.ath.cx
Sun Feb 3 15:35:15 UTC 2008

Richard Mancusi wrote:
> On Feb 3, 2008 9:13 AM, Lars Wirzenius <lars at canonical.com> wrote:
>> On su, 2008-02-03 at 09:05 -0600, Richard Mancusi wrote:
>>> vrman at T41:~$ gksu update-manager
>>> warning: could not initiate dbus
>> You don't need to run update-manager as root. It will switch to root
>> (and ask for username then) when it needs it. This should at least fix
>> the dbus initialization problem. (I don't know about the other problems,
>> which may be unrelated.)
> That fixed the dbus problem.  The password works, gui comes up
> showing the available updates, then back to a window with my initial
> error:
> ----------
> An error occured
> The following details are provided:
> E:ERROR: could not create configuration directory
> /home/root/.synaptic - mkdir (2 No such file or directory)
> ----------
> Terminal output = current dist not found in meta-release file
Could you run this and tell us what it shows:

sudo -H bash -c 'echo $HOME'

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