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Old 12-10-2005, 10:23 PM   #1
demosthenes2
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Question Synaptic repositories list refuses to open


I added a file on my desktop to my repositories list, and now I can't use synaptic at all. The other app installer deosn't even want to start up. Also, I can never log in to root in terminal.... it always tells me that authorization failed.

Thanks for your patience,

Genemichael Lauria
 
Old 12-10-2005, 11:10 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by demosthenes2
I added a file on my desktop to my repositories list, and now I can't use synaptic at all.
How do you add a file to the repositories? That confuses me.

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The other app installer deosn't even want to start up.
Can you post the output of the following commands?
Code:
sudo apt-get update
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
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Also, I can never log in to root in terminal.... it always tells me that authorization failed.

Thanks for your patience,

Genemichael Lauria
Ubuntu doesn't enable root by default. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RootSudo
 
Old 12-10-2005, 11:17 PM   #3
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it says:
E: Malformed line 37 in source list /etc/source.list (dist)


I added the file like this:

I went to synaptic, entered teh repository dialogue, clicked add, clicked custom, typed deb then typed the location then the detail, and added it, but it told me the same error message

thanls for the sudo thing

GM
 
Old 12-10-2005, 11:58 PM   #4
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Can you type in
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cat /etc/apt/sources.list
and post the output here? Copy and paste it exactly as it is--don't describe it.
 
Old 12-13-2005, 06:59 PM   #5
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in the mean time you could go to /etc/sources.list
as root do (or sudo s -)
do a vi sources.list
scroll down to line 37..
type 'i' (for insert mode)
at the beginning of the line enter a # (this will rem out the line)
press ctrl-c
enter ':wq' (that'll save the file

now try it again.. it won't load the offending line.. then post it here so we can look at it

hth
 
  


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