I don't want to edit the list... I've already done that with the help of several threads here, at Ubuntu and at PsychoCats. The problem is that none of it is working, and I think that's because I'm not using /etc/apt/sources.list at all, but rather /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dapper-universe.list.
Whenever I try using apt-get or aptitude, I get some version of basically the same response:
E: Malformed line 4 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dapper-universe.list (dist parse)
E: The list of sources could not be read.
I've now changed my sources.list to read exactly as is described here
, but it matters not, because synaptic et al. are looking at dapper-universe.list, which reads thusly:
# automatically added by gnome-app-install on 2006-09-22 01:59:33.498379
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu edgy-security universe #Added by software-properties
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy-updates
I should mention that I am on Edgy, and that this whole debacle began with installation problems with Audacious; it wouldn't install properly, and after several tries I finally decided to try to add the Audacious Ubuntu download repository to my software sources dialog.
Now here I am, throwing myself at your gentle mercies. Pity me. I am not an animal. TIA.