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Old 12-14-2008, 01:43 PM   #1
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Unhappy Major failure of software management system

I was trying to install the flash player and I have put something wrong into my /etc/apt/sources.list

When I type into the console "sudo apt-get install -f" I get the following message
Type '<DOCTYPE>' is not known on line 3 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list The source could not be read

If I go to the applications menu and add/remove then it tells me that I have a major failure of my software management system
Old 12-14-2008, 02:40 PM   #2
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Looks more like some typo or minor misconception. Which distro, and what line exactly did you add/change?

Old 12-15-2008, 10:12 AM   #3
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I am using Ubuntu 8.10

I was trying to add medibuntu to my source list.

I have found the problem and solved it. I had a file in my /etc/apt/sources.list.d that was called medibuntu.list.

I renamed the file medibuntu.saf and my problem is fixed. I will go back and delete the file now.

Thanks for your help

Last edited by dmarkd; 12-15-2008 at 12:54 PM. Reason: Wrong file posted


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