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KMJones1
March 5th, 2009, 10:19 AM
On trying to run Update Manager I get:

'E:Type --12:14:16-- is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list, E:The list of sources could not be read.'

Synaptic Package Manager gives this error:

E: Type --12:14:16-- is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
E: The list of sources could not be read.
Go to the repository dialogue to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

Any suggestions please?
I am on Ubuntu 8.04, and it had been running happily for some time. This started when I tried to install something (forget details)for getting video and audio to work in Firefox.

Thanks for any ideas.

taurus
March 5th, 2009, 02:54 PM
Looks like you tried to add the Medibuntu's repos but screw it up in the process.

Read this, https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu.

If you want to install the plug-ins for firefox, just install the ubuntu-restricted-extras package.


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
Of course, you need to fix the error in your /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list (Medibuntu) first though.

KMJones1
March 5th, 2009, 04:35 PM
Thanks for this.
Here is my file medibuntu.list; what needs changing?

"--12:14:16-- http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list
=> `hardy.list'
Resolving www.medibuntu.org... 87.98.242.110
Connecting to www.medibuntu.org|87.98.242.110|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 226 [text/plain]

0K 100% 53.39 MB/s

12:14:16 (53.39 MB/s) - `hardy.list' saved [226/226]"

The file it is trying to read at http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list is:

## Medibuntu - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS "hardy heron"
## Please report any bug on https://bugs.launchpad.net/medibuntu/
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ hardy free non-free
#deb-src http://packages.medibuntu.org/ hardy free non-free


Thanks for any help

taurus
March 5th, 2009, 04:43 PM
Thanks for this.
Here is my file medibuntu.list; what needs changing?

"--12:14:16-- http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list
=> `hardy.list'
Resolving www.medibuntu.org... 87.98.242.110
Connecting to www.medibuntu.org|87.98.242.110|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 226 [text/plain]

0K 100% 53.39 MB/s

12:14:16 (53.39 MB/s) - `hardy.list' saved [226/226]"

The file it is trying to read at http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list is:

## Medibuntu - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS "hardy heron"
## Please report any bug on https://bugs.launchpad.net/medibuntu/
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ hardy free non-free
#deb-src http://packages.medibuntu.org/ hardy free non-free


Thanks for any help

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list


gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
and remove everything in red so you would end up with only these lines.



## Medibuntu - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS "hardy heron"
## Please report any bug on https://bugs.launchpad.net/medibuntu/
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ hardy free non-free
#deb-src http://packages.medibuntu.org/ hardy free non-free

Save it and then run


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

KMJones1
March 5th, 2009, 05:25 PM
That worked fine - many thanks for your help.:)
There were a lot of updates waiting to be installed!