What does this Cydia error message mean?
I am getting the attached error message anytime I go to a Cydia screen other than the main screen (such as Changes or Manage) that shows when you launch the app. It forces the screen to reload and then I have to "Return to Cydia" at which point the data reloads again and all seems okay. It's been happening consistently the past 3 days.
What is this error message and is there a way to fix whatever isn't working so it goes away? Thanks for any feedback!
- 04-11-2011, 07:38 PM #2
- 04-12-2011, 05:55 AM #4
- 04-12-2011, 06:17 AM #5
- 04-12-2011, 07:12 AM #7
- 04-12-2011, 10:11 AM #8
You can also try clearing the que. I had a problem once where an app just wouldn't install it said it couldn't find the repo. I tried after a couple of hours and still the same problem. I finally cleared the que and the app installed no problem. So I think sometimes for some reason maybe if the repo had a problem and made a change the app in the que is still looking in the old location for the files.
- 04-12-2011, 12:51 PM #9iPhone Beginner
- 64 Posts
FOUND ANSWER!! Yay, the author of PkgBackup, Jibril Gueye, sent me the instructions for curing this problem.
With Cydia not running, use your favorite file browser such as iFile, and navigate to here;
/var/lib/cydia/metadata.plist and delete the metadata.plist file.
Restart Cydia and let it update (rebuild the plist). It will install all the standard sources, if you need any other sources, you may need to install them manually.
This worked fine for me on my iPad.