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Thread: Cydia SOURCE troubles (BAD URL)...

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    Default Cydia SOURCE troubles (BAD URL)...
    Hy,

    I just added a new source, that I got from a forum to cydia:

    mapleidea.com

    to begin: DO NOT ADD THIS SOURCE!!!

    now. everytime i add another source, it tells me, that this "cake.mapleidea.com/cydia" is a bad url.

    but it doesn't appear anywhere.
    how can i delete a source "that isn't there"?
    and how can i now manage to get rid of it?

    Thanks for your help,
    Gio

    as i added some other sources, i got for most of them the following different error message:

    "sub-process bzip2 returned an error code (2)"

    he sources were:
    and scrambled egg paper clip at paperclipsandscrambledeggs.com
    richcreations.com
    Webs - Free website, free hosting, free webpage - Make a web site with photo albums, blogs, videos, forums and more!
    http://www.iacces.com/apt/

    WARNING AGAIN. Please do not add this sources!

    And again: If you could help me to get rid of them, you would helo me a lot.

    Thanks
    Last edited by giovanotti; 2009-07-22 at 01:57 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Use mobileterminal and input:
    Code:
    apt-get remove http://cake.mapleidea.com/cydia/
    sorry if it doesn't work - just my educated guess

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    what is my mobileterminal?
    and where do i find it/ how can i use it?

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    You have to have it installed via cydia.

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    I figured it ou If you have not already go an answer.

    In /private/var/lib/cydia delete out your bad url in the metadata.plist file

    also in:
    /private/var/lib/apt/list
    and
    /private/var/lib/apt/list/partial

    delete out any files with the bad url in the name

    no more bad source.
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    Thank you very much for the useful input! Sounds like the best solution!

    Through iphonebrowser i tried to access the metadata.plist file but i wasn't able to open it and delete the bad sources...

    how can i do that?

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    I had to SSH into the phone with cyberduck.
    Copied the file to my computer.
    Searched the metadata.plist in textedit and deleted the bad URL and then saved the file and copied it back to the phone.

    I have never used iphone browser. I have always just SSH'ed to the phone.

    You could use ifile to find the file, you can even open up the file in ifile. I don't know how it would go with no search function in ifile. It will be a tedious process searching for the url in that plist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qnc View Post
    I figured it ou If you have not already go an answer.

    In /private/var/lib/cydia delete out your bad url in the metadata.plist file

    also in:
    /private/var/lib/apt/list
    and
    /private/var/lib/apt/list/partial

    delete out any files with the bad url in the name

    no more bad source.
    Thanks! I've been looking all over for this!
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    Ok, none of this or anything else worked for me, so after hours of my time and endless sweat and scouring for info I made my own tutorial to fix source problems with Cydia so I hope this helps:

    Part A:

    Use CyberDuck or whatever SFTP and navigate to

    /private/var/lib/cydia

    and download metadata.plist
    and back it up then edit it,
    you can dl PlistEditPro from apple
    and do a search and find the bad url then
    use it to delete them from the
    metadata.plist file. Now upload that back to

    /private/var/lib/cydia

    and overwrite the old one.

    do the same with the following

    SSH into your device.
    Navigate to the /etc/apt/ folder.
    Backup the cydia.list OR sources.list.d file.
    Edit the cydia.list OR sources.list.d file with a text editor and remove the entry related to the problematic source.

    Part B:

    Go to /private/var/lib/apt/list
    and
    /private/var/lib/apt/list/partial
    and look for and delete any files with the bad url.

    That should do it.....Reboot see if that fixes the prob

    NO.... Do not ask me any questions as I have spent enough time....if this doesn't help search.

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    OMG. you guys are so awesome. all my iphones woes are always solved. LOVE!

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    [ame=http://www.ipodtouchfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=220864][FIX] Sub-process bzip2 has returned an error... - iPod touch Fans forum[/ame]

    future reference: best tutorial for this ever.
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    Thanks worked perfectly

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    Thanks to everyone who has contributed, you helped me very much!

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    Oh haha I have alot of those but even though it says there's a problem you wot need to remove them. I hvae about 50 cause I did some package downloads of sources

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    Worked for me thanks.... does seem a long winded process that should really be automated by saurik....human entry is going to account for most errors ...

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    ^ O okay I'm sorry I'll start using your super fast Jesus like apt installer. Where can I download it?
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    hey frostbite as i said thanks for the guide. . my point was aimed at cydia designer saurik hence mentioned his names you shouldnt have to be editing config files because wrong source has been entered or changed. . im pretty competent with mobile terminal and have various methods with which i install my deb files when required.. dont be so quick to think people are shitting on you when i never mentioned your name.

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