1

Whenever I add a repository using the add-apt-repository command, a Traceback is called regarding the files /usr/bin/lsb_release and /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/lsb_release.py

(I'm using Ubuntu 16.04.1)

The output is the following when adding a repository:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/lsb_release", line 98, in <module>
    main()
  File "/usr/bin/lsb_release", line 62, in main
    distinfo = lsb_release.get_distro_information(options.upstream)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/lsb_release.py", line 344, in get_distro_information
    distinfo = guess_debian_release()
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/lsb_release.py", line 239, in guess_debian_release
    get_distro_info(distinfo['ID'])
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/lsb_release.py", line 41, in get_distro_info
    RELEASES_ORDER.sort(key=lambda n: float(n[0]))
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/lsb_release.py", line 41, in <lambda>
    RELEASES_ORDER.sort(key=lambda n: float(n[0]))
ValueError: could not convert string to float: '6.06 LTS'
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/lsb_release", line 98, in <module>
    main()
  File "/usr/bin/lsb_release", line 62, in main
    distinfo = lsb_release.get_distro_information(options.upstream)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/lsb_release.py", line 344, in get_distro_information
    distinfo = guess_debian_release()
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/lsb_release.py", line 239, in guess_debian_release
    get_distro_info(distinfo['ID'])
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/lsb_release.py", line 41, in get_distro_info
    RELEASES_ORDER.sort(key=lambda n: float(n[0]))
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/lsb_release.py", line 41, in <lambda>
    RELEASES_ORDER.sort(key=lambda n: float(n[0]))
ValueError: could not convert string to float: '12.04 LTS'
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/lsb_release", line 98, in <module>
    main()
  File "/usr/bin/lsb_release", line 62, in main
    distinfo = lsb_release.get_distro_information(options.upstream)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/lsb_release.py", line 344, in get_distro_information
    distinfo = guess_debian_release()
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/lsb_release.py", line 239, in guess_debian_release
    get_distro_info(distinfo['ID'])
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/lsb_release.py", line 41, in get_distro_info
    RELEASES_ORDER.sort(key=lambda n: float(n[0]))
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/lsb_release.py", line 41, in <lambda>
    RELEASES_ORDER.sort(key=lambda n: float(n[0]))
ValueError: could not convert string to float: '12.04 LTS'

When I remove /usr/bin/lsb_release, I don't get that traceback, but in my system tray a red icon is shown to inform me that there's been an error getting the updates.

Thank you in advance.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.