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Old 09-14-2011, 11:23 PM   #1
chaseseith
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Unhappy my apt-get update wont work


after typing apt-get update i get this error ' E: Type 'ppa.launchpad.net/telepathy/ppa/ubuntu' is not known on line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/telepathy-ppa-natty.list
E: The list of sources could not be read.' Can some 1 PLEASE help!
 
Old 09-14-2011, 11:35 PM   #2
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Open a terminal and type the following command:
Code:
cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/telepathy-ppa-natty.list
Then post the results.
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:40 PM   #3
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this is what came up

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/telepathy/ppa/ubuntu natty main #Telepathy PPA
ppa.launchpad.net/telepathy/ppa/ubuntu natty main
 
Old 09-14-2011, 11:54 PM   #4
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Just delete the second line in that file and try it again.
 
Old 09-14-2011, 11:57 PM   #5
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im verry new to linux what do u mean delete the second line?
 
Old 09-15-2011, 12:04 AM   #6
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Here is how your file looks now:
Code:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/telepathy/ppa/ubuntu natty main #Telepathy PPA
ppa.launchpad.net/telepathy/ppa/ubuntu natty main
Here is how your file should look.
Code:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/telepathy/ppa/ubuntu natty main #Telepathy PPA
I hope that's clear.
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:08 AM   #7
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ok did that and this is what came up- No command 'deb' found, did you mean:
Command 'debc' from package 'devscripts' (main)
Command 'derb' from package 'libicu-dev' (main)
Command 'dab' from package 'bsdgames' (universe)
Command 'debi' from package 'devscripts' (main)
Command 'xdeb' from package 'xdeb' (universe)
and thanks for helping
 
Old 09-15-2011, 12:16 AM   #8
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You need to put the file into an editor like nano. You can use this command
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sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/telepathy-ppa-natty.list
If you don't like nano substitute the editor of your choice. Now erase the second line as instructed before and save the results. Your problem will be solved.
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 09-15-2011, 12:29 AM   #9
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sorry if it sounds stupid i deleted the second line like u told me to but now i cant save it im so sorry im taking up ur time but i do thank u for ur help
 
Old 09-15-2011, 12:43 AM   #10
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Are you using nano? If yes. Then after you have deleted the line use ctl-o to save the changes and ctl-x to exit nano. There is a menu on the bottom of the nano program that gives you all this information.
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 09-15-2011, 12:48 AM   #11
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OH WOW ur the man thanks sooo much ur a life saver!!!!!
 
Old 09-15-2011, 12:51 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by chaseseith View Post
OH WOW ur the man thanks sooo much ur a life saver!!!!!
My pleasure. As a service to other people please mark this thread as [SOLVED]. Use the Thread Tools menu on top of your first post.
Best of luck.
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