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Old 01-16-2009, 02:51 PM   #1
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I messed Synaptic up and need to get it working again


I'm new to repositories. so I tried to add a web address:
http://www.medibuntu.org
Now when I try to open Synaptic I get the following dialog:
"An Error Occurred
E:Malformed line 48 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse)
E: The list of sources could not be read
Go to the Repository dialog to correct the problem.
E:_cache->open() failed. please report."

My only option is to close the dialog and then synaptic closes.

How can I fix this so I can use Synaptic again?
 
Old 01-16-2009, 03:09 PM   #2
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Did you follow the instructions here?
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu
 
Old 01-16-2009, 03:17 PM   #3
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Wish I'd seen those first. No I didn't. But now I still cant get Synaptic to work.

I just did the command line instructions at the site you gave me but synaptic still wont open without the dialog box.
 
Old 01-16-2009, 03:28 PM   #4
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Well, you'll need to delete that faulty entry from your sources.list. Do that, then try running the website instructions again, see if that works.
 
Old 01-16-2009, 10:38 PM   #5
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I can't get into the application so how else can I delete the faulty entry. It is in some sort of config file isn't it? Is it in multiple files and what are the names and locations. I am using Dolphin as the file manager. If I sound new to linux, its cause I am.
 
Old 01-16-2009, 10:44 PM   #6
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Got it. It was up under /etc/apt/ and it was the file sources.list

I kept looking at the sources.list.d directory and there was no file in there until after I ran the medibuntu command.

Thanks for the help. I'm up and running again!
 
  


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