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  1. #1
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    E:Malformed line 53 in source list

    Hi,
    After trying to install the Adobe Reader, I now get the following exception:

    E:Malformed line 53 in source list /etc/apt/ sources.list (dist parse).
    I'm on 12.04 - Precise Pangolin

    Here's the output from the source list:

    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer versions of the distribution.

    deb http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted
    deb-src http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted

    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    deb http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted
    deb-src http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted

    ## 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://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise universe
    deb-src http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise universe
    deb http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates universe
    deb-src http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-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://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise multiverse
    deb-src http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise multiverse
    deb http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates multiverse
    deb-src http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-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.

    ## 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 precise partner
    deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner

    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main restricted
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main restricted
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security universe
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security universe
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security multiverse
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security multiverse
    deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main #Third party developers repository

    deb http://archive.canonical.com/ partner
    deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ partner
    deb http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner
    deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner

    I would appreciate some help with this.

    Thanks.

    //HP.

  2. #2
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    Re: E:Malformed line 53 in source list

    You need to delete lines 53 and 54 as they don't have the correct syntax (I've highlighted them in red below).

    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer versions of the distribution.

    deb http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted
    deb-src http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted

    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    deb http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted
    deb-src http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted

    ## 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://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise universe
    deb-src http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise universe
    deb http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates universe
    deb-src http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-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://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise multiverse
    deb-src http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise multiverse
    deb http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates multiverse
    deb-src http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-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.

    ## 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 precise partner
    deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner

    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main restricted
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main restricted
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security universe
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security universe
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security multiverse
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security multiverse
    deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main #Third party developers repository

    deb http://archive.canonical.com/ partner
    deb-src
    http://archive.canonical.com/ partner
    deb http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner
    deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner
    Cheesemill

  3. #3
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    Re: E:Malformed line 53 in source list

    Thank you.

    It seems to have done the trick.

  4. #4
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    Re: E:Malformed line 53 in source list

    you can hash out (#) all the deb-src entries if you don't download the sources?

    This will speed up apt-get update

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