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August 5th, 2008, 08:01 AM
sudo apt-get update

comes up with error

E: Type '<!DOCTYPE' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

7.04 never had troubles with it before.

August 5th, 2008, 08:08 AM
Please post your medibuntu.list file

August 5th, 2008, 11:04 AM
think this is it.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
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Medibuntu (Multimedia, Entertainment &amp; Distractions In Ubuntu) is a repository of packages that cannot be included into the Ubuntu distribution for legal reasons (copyright, license, patent, etc).
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August 5th, 2008, 01:16 PM
You've either got the wrong file or something is seriously wrong. Here's my file for Hardy Heron 8.04:

## 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

It may be worth having a look at the backup file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list.save to see if it has the same problems.

August 6th, 2008, 10:10 AM
it is the right one.
how seriously wrong is it re:install.

August 6th, 2008, 01:50 PM
it is the right one.
how seriously wrong is it re:install.

You don't have to reinstall:

On your terminal, open the medibuntu.list file

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

select all and delete the contents of the file. Save it as an empty file:

And, on your terminal:

sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

wget -q http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get update

That would solve your problem.

August 7th, 2008, 11:49 AM
thank you very much all good now, could you help me with other troubles.