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December 28th, 2008, 01:32 AM
In trying to upgrade VirtualBox to V2.10, I added http://dlc.sun.com/virtualbox/vboxdownload.html to my Synaptic source list. Now Synaptic will not start. The error message is:

An error occurred.
The following details are provided:

E: Malformed line 56 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.

I am sure there is a text file somewhere that must be edited. Please point me to it.

December 28th, 2008, 01:40 AM
You need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
and remove that line that you added in, line 56. Then, save it and close down gedit editing window. Now run

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

December 28th, 2008, 01:50 AM