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    Re: can't open synaptic package manager

    by the way, scargar thanks for all your help! .. i believe that i forgot to mention that..
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    Question Re: can't open synaptic package manager

    Now I'm having a problem similar to this as well. The error message I get is this:

    E: Malformed line 57 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse)
    E: The list of sources could not be read.
    Go to the repository dialog to correct the problem.
    E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

    Here's my sources.list:

    # deb cdrom:[Kubuntu 9.10 _Karmic Koala_ - Release i386 (20091028.5)]/ karmic main restricted
    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer versions of the distribution.

    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic main restricted
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic main restricted

    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates main restricted
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-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://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic universe
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic universe
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates universe
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-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://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic multiverse
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-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.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    # deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-backports main restricted universe multiverse

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

    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security main restricted
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security main restricted
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security universe
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security universe
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security multiverse
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-proposed restricted main multiverse universe
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-backports

    I know it's that last line, but what I don't know how to do is edit it directly to remove it. When I go through Dolphin to the file, hold down the Ctrl key and right-click, then choose to open it with Kate I can see everythinhg. When I remove the line and click Save, however, I get this error:

    For file /etc/apt/sources.list no backup copy could be created before saving. If an error occurs while saving, you might lose the data of this file. A reason could be that the media you write to is full or the directory of the file is read-only for you.

    And when I click the button labeled "Try to save nevertheless" I get this error message:

    The document could not be saved, as it was not possible to write to /etc/apt/sources.list.

    Check that you have write access to this file or that enough disk space is available.

    Help???

  3. #13
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    Re: can't open synaptic package manager

    Unless you are compiling things from source it's safe to completely remove that last line:

    Code:
    sudo sed '$d' -i /etc/apt/sources.list
    Or to do it yourself graphically:

    Code:
    sudo kate /etc/apt/sources.list
    You might also try editing the last line and inserting types of content after the distro(which is the error, the file has a set rule for the lines: package-type url release type1...)

    Code:
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-backports restricted main multiverse universe
    Again edit this in graphically, or using the command line like so:

    Code:
    # first remove the old last line
    sudo sed '$d' -i /etc/apt/sources.list
    # then add in the new one:
    echo "deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-backports estricted main multiverse universe" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
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    Re: can't open synaptic package manager

    hello guys/girls i'm new to the forums.

    having this same problem with not being able to open the synaptic package manager along with any other system-admin etc...

    heres what it looks like after i sudo apt-get update... ends with this error.

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/jaunty/Release Unable to find expected entry deb-src/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)

    E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.


    -And my source list is this:

    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security main restricted
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security main restricted
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security universe
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security universe
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security multiverse
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security multiverse
    # deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt jaunty main #WineHQ - Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope"
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty universe multiverse deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty universe multiverse
    deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb feisty eyecandy
    deb-src http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb feisty eyecandy

    please help... i can't do anything but go on the internet..

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    Re: can't open synaptic package manager

    Quote Originally Posted by ecj View Post
    hello guys/girls i'm new to the forums.

    having this same problem with not being able to open the synaptic package manager along with any other system-admin etc...

    heres what it looks like after i sudo apt-get update... ends with this error.

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/jaunty/Release Unable to find expected entry deb-src/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)

    E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.


    -And my source list is this:

    ----

    please help... i can't do anything but go on the internet..
    You've missed a new line when you copied it:

    Code:
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu  jaunty-security main restricted
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security main restricted
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security universe
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security universe
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security multiverse
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty-security multiverse
    # deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt jaunty main #WineHQ - Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope"
    
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty universe multiverse
    
    deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jaunty universe multiverse
    
    deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb feisty eyecandy
    deb-src http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb feisty eyecandy
    Licat volaré si superturgum Aquila volat

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    Re: can't open synaptic package manager

    This is the Error that I am getting.


    E: Malformed line 60 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse)
    E: The list of sources could not be read.
    Go to the repository dialog to correct the problem.
    E: _cache->open() failed, please report.





    # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 10.10 _Maverick Meerkat_ - Release amd64 (20101007)]/ maverick main restricted
    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer versions of the distribution.

    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick main restricted
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick main restricted

    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates main restricted
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-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://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick universe
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick universe
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates universe
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-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://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick multiverse
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-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.
    # deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    # deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-backports main restricted universe multiverse

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

    ## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party
    ## developers who want to ship their latest software.
    deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick main
    deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick main

    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-security main restricted
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-security main restricted
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-security universe
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-security universe
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-security multiverse
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maverick-security multiverse
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-proposed restricted main multiverse universe
    deb http://archive.canonical.com/lucid partner
    deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/lucid partner
    deb http://archive.canonical.com/lucid partner
    deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/lucid partner
    deb http://archive.canonical.com/lucid partner
    deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/lucid partner
    deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner
    deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner

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    Re: can't open synaptic package manager

    i think.. just simply remove...


    i wonder why you're mixing lucid and maverick's packages?
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    Re: can't open synaptic package manager

    Now that the errors have been spotted out, how do I remove that. Do I go through my "Terminal"? And if so, what do command do I type to remove it?

  9. #19
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    Re: can't open synaptic package manager

    /etc/apt/sources.list is actually a text file

    it either you delete it or comment it out
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  10. #20
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    Re: can't open synaptic package manager

    Can't open the synaptic package manager...
    the error message displayed was

    E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
    E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

    please help...

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