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    Synaptic Package Manager Error

    I am using Lubuntu 12.10 and This is how it happened:

    I was on the internet looking for an antivirus program I could download. I know linux doesnt really need an antivirus program but i need it to scan files before I plug them into my Win7 PC.

    Well I came up on this site

    *********************.com/2012/09/30/to-do-list-after-installing-ubuntu-12-10-aka-quantal-quetzal/


    Followed these directions:

    Code:
    sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/deb/ bitdefender non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bitdefender.list'
    wget http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/deb/bd.key.asc
    sudo apt-key add bd.key.asc
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install bitdefender-scanner-gui

    and now I get this error when opening up SPM:

    E: Type 'ree' is not known on line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bitdefender.list
    E: The list of sources could not be read.
    Go to the repository dialog to correct the problem.
    E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

    Now I dont got any antivirus and a big red circle with a white line through it in the task bar. Any advice would be appreciated.

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    Re: Synaptic Package Manager Error

    Try running the command in a terminal
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bitdefender.list
    And see if you can see where the error is coming from on line 2.
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    Re: Synaptic Package Manager Error

    deb http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/deb/ bitdefender non-free

    Something is wrong with this line in your sources list.

    You can remove it or uncheck it or edit it.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...g_Repositories

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...g_Repositories

    If you need futher help with this, please open a terminal and enter and post the output:

    Code:
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*


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    Re: Synaptic Package Manager Error

    Software sources will not open. I click on it and nothing happens. No matter what path I take to Software Sources it does not stay open.

    This is the error i get when I run the cat command from above in the terminal

    Code:
    deb http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/deb/ bitdefender non-f
    ree
    deb http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/deb/ bitdefender non-free
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ehoover/compholio/ubuntu quantal main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ehoover/compholio/ubuntu quantal main
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ehoover/compholio/ubuntu quantal main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ehoover/compholio/ubuntu quantal main
    Last edited by thegetman; January 23rd, 2013 at 12:50 AM.

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    Re: Synaptic Package Manager Error

    Hi

    Press ALT + F2 and type

    Code:
    gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bitdefender.list
    Post the output back here by copying and pasting the text from that file into your next post.

    Kind regards
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    Re: Synaptic Package Manager Error

    Code:
    gksudo leafpad /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*
    And edit out that space in the first line non-f ree to non-free.
    Last edited by ibjsb4; January 23rd, 2013 at 01:04 AM.


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    Re: Synaptic Package Manager Error

    This is the message I got after running that command:


    Failed to execute child process "gedit" (No such file or directory)

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    Re: Synaptic Package Manager Error

    Oops, this be lubuntu. Need some help here, what editor does lubuntu come with??


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    Re: Synaptic Package Manager Error

    Leafpad, I edited the above post.


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    Re: Synaptic Package Manager Error

    Hi

    For a bit of variety

    Code:
    sudo sed -i '1N;s/\n//' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bitdefender.list
    should also fix it from the command line. (copy and paste into terminal)

    Kind regards
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    If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed. - Mark Twain

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