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Old 12-22-2006, 10:48 PM   #1
ricardisimo
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Unhappy How do I change - not edit - my source.list


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:
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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:
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# 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.
 
Old 12-22-2006, 11:31 PM   #2
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why aren't you adding the extra repositories to your /etc/apt/sources.list?
 
Old 12-22-2006, 11:44 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by kev000
why aren't you adding the extra repositories to your /etc/apt/sources.list?
I did. Like I said, /etc/apt/sources.list looks fantastic and up-to-date and it does absolutely nothing, because nothing is even looking that way, not gDebi not synaptic, not apt-get nor aptitude. They all look to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dapper-universe.list and see some problem with that last line,
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deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy-updates
. No idea what's going on at this point.
 
Old 12-22-2006, 11:48 PM   #4
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did you by chance upgrade from dapper to edgy? I wonder if that has anything to do with it. does /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dapper-universe.list even exist? Maybe you could create a symlink to the normal /ect/apt/sources.list

Last edited by kev000; 12-22-2006 at 11:51 PM.
 
Old 12-23-2006, 02:18 AM   #5
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What's a symlink? What I'd like is for gDebi et al. to use the proper file on their own, but if I have have to trick them into doing it, I guess that's all right.
Why don't I just copy and paste everything that's in /etc/apt/sources.list into the other one? Will that work?
 
Old 12-23-2006, 01:24 PM   #6
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Smile

I think it's at least partially resolved. As per someone's suggestion over at Ubuntu, I just deleted the sources.list.d/dapper-universe.list file, and now all is right with the world. Well, I guess Bush is still in the White House, so there's still a long ways to go, but...
Thanks for replying, kev.
 
Old 12-23-2006, 10:19 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by ricardisimo
I did. Like I said, /etc/apt/sources.list looks fantastic and up-to-date and it does absolutely nothing, because nothing is even looking that way, not gDebi not synaptic, not apt-get nor aptitude. They all look to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dapper-universe.list and see some problem with that last line, . No idea what's going on at this point.
try
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 deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ edgy-updates universe
if you havent got it resolved.
 
  


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