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Thread: Synaptic Package Manager Problem

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2011

    Synaptic Package Manager Problem

    Hello i added:

    deb <maverick>

    to the software sources, but then i click reload and i got this error:

    E: Malformed line 61 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 should have done: deb <maverick> main

    I am trying to install tor for Ubuntu, but now since i added that software source i can't access the Synaptic Package manager anymore, or the Ubuntu software center. Synaptic shows that error and then i press close and it closes, and wont let me access the program and Ubuntu software center won't even load. What should i do? Be specific because i am new to the terminal (if your response has anything to do with the terminal).


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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Synaptic Package Manager Problem

    You just have to correct the error.
    Open the file with admin privileges:
    gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    edit the line, save and exit.

    The correct line should look like this:
    deb maverick main
    Last edited by mikewhatever; October 18th, 2011 at 07:49 AM.

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