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Old 12-15-2009, 07:47 PM   #1
jpphelan
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Problem with synaptic package manager


I have an error and have a feeling something was edited that was not meant to be...

E: Type 'Reading' is not known on line 57 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list
E: The list of sources could not be read.

I try installing and get the above error.

Could someone help me out?
 
Old 12-15-2009, 08:00 PM   #2
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Well ... what does line 57 of the file /etc/apt/sources.list look like?
 
Old 12-15-2009, 09:41 PM   #3
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Now the error has moved to line 51. I have not edited anything btw

The lines are

49. Reading state information...
50. vlc-plugin-pulse is already the newest version.
51. vlc-plugin-pulse set to manually installed.
 
Old 12-15-2009, 09:42 PM   #4
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Now the error has moved to line 51. I have not edited anything btw

The lines are

49. Reading state information...
50. vlc-plugin-pulse is already the newest version.
51. vlc-plugin-pulse set to manually installed.
 
Old 12-15-2009, 09:53 PM   #5
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Those can't possibly be the contents of the file: "/etc/apt/sources.list". Post that complete file, not the error response or whatever log you're looking at. Though I am surprised that your file has 51 lines, as mine only has 11, including comments.
 
Old 12-15-2009, 10:10 PM   #6
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The full thing:

# deb http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty main restricted
deb http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic main restricted
deb-src http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates main restricted
deb-src http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic universe
deb http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic multiverse
deb http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty partner

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security multiverse
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jason-scheunemann/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
vlc-plugin-pulse is already the newest version.
vlc-plugin-pulse set to manually installed.
 
Old 12-15-2009, 10:11 PM   #7
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The full thing:

# deb http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty main restricted
deb http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic main restricted
deb-src http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates main restricted
deb-src http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic universe
deb http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic multiverse
deb http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu jaunty partner

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security multiverse
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jason-scheunemann/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
vlc-plugin-pulse is already the newest version.
vlc-plugin-pulse set to manually installed.
 
Old 12-15-2009, 10:42 PM   #8
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Ah, I see. Your file has been corrupted. These lines have no business in your sources.list. Remove them and try again:
Code:
Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
vlc-plugin-pulse is already the newest version.
vlc-plugin-pulse set to manually installed.
I wonder what happened. Did you run something to autogenerate the file, or have you had any file system complaints? Did you perhaps have a power failure recently, while doing some package management?

Note that I'm not vouching for the other contents of your file; just that their format/syntax looks like it's probably OK.
 
Old 12-15-2009, 10:44 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Quakeboy02 View Post
Those can't possibly be the contents of the file: "/etc/apt/sources.list".
If some packager accidentally got a completely screwed up
redirect for a script they could ;}

We all hope they wouldn't, though.



Cheers,
Tink

P.S.: DO'H. Too slow with posting ;}
 
Old 12-15-2009, 10:52 PM   #10
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The file is read only. How do I delete the lines? I was using the shell to update the vlc. I was using commands from a website I have since lost the address to. I have a feeling that this is the line that did this.

sudo apt-get install vlc-plugin-ggi vlc-plugin-jack vlc-plugin-pulse vlc-plugin-sdl vlc-plugin-svgalib mozilla-plugin-vlc vlc-plugin-esd echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jason-scheunemann/ppa/ubuntu `lsb_release -cs` main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

Last edited by jpphelan; 12-15-2009 at 10:59 PM.
 
Old 12-15-2009, 10:59 PM   #11
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Code:
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Then delete the last 5 lines.

If for some reason the file really has become read only:
Code:
sudo chmod +w /etc/apt/sources.list
Evo2.
 
Old 12-15-2009, 11:04 PM   #12
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Tink says:
Quote:
P.S.: DO'H. Too slow with posting ;}
Hey, I was just stealing your thunder, and it turns out you were right about a script issue.


Quote:
Originally Posted by jpphelan View Post
The file is read only. How do I delete the lines? I was using the shell to update the vlc. I was using commands from a website I have since lost the address to. I have a feeling that this is the line that did this.

sudo apt-get install vlc-plugin-ggi vlc-plugin-jack vlc-plugin-pulse vlc-plugin-sdl vlc-plugin-svgalib mozilla-plugin-vlc vlc-plugin-esd echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jason-scheunemann/ppa/ubuntu `lsb_release -cs` main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
You need to use "sudo" to write to the file, but I don't think you want to delete it, unless you have the original sitting around, or a script that will recreate it. I'd just run whatever editor you're familiar with by using sudo (e.g. "sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list") and delete those lines. Or, if you don't want the karmic stuff (whatever that is) delete all the lines after this part (first few lines):
Code:
# deb http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty main restricted
deb http://ie.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty-updates main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
Added:
Hmmm, looking at it again, you'll probably want to keep the backport lines, as well; even if they're commented out.

Last edited by Quakeboy02; 12-15-2009 at 11:06 PM.
 
Old 12-15-2009, 11:07 PM   #13
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That did it. Thanks I am slowly learning what i can and cannot do
 
Old 12-15-2009, 11:07 PM   #14
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That did it. Thanks I am slowly learning what I can and cannot do
 
Old 12-15-2009, 11:08 PM   #15
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Are you hitting the send button twice? Your posts are doubling.

Glad you got it fixed, by the way.
 
  


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