E: Malformed line 62 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (URI parse) E: The list of sources could not be read.

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at gmx.de
Thu Aug 13 14:33:03 BST 2009

Goh Lip wrote:
> Donn wrote:
>> Okay, I'll bite...This is like Groundhog Day-
>>> steven at Yeshua:~$ less sources.list
>>> sources.list: No such file or directory
>> That's because you are in the wrong directory. The wrong place. You are 
>> standing in Texas and looking for London.
>> How to find the right place? Use your eyes:
>>> E: Malformed line 62 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (URI parse)
>> Bingo! /etc/apt/ is the place. Easy no?
>> So, go there:
>> steven at Yeshua:~$ cd /etc/apt
>> Then use less:
>> steven at Yeshua:~$ less sources.list
>> I'm done.
>> \d
> Steven, I am going to jump the gun here,
> since you are not able to send your /etc/apt/sources.list
> to us, I am guessing that the malfunctioned line is your ppa repository.
> Just comment out all lines with ppa repositories.
> explanations:
> you now have karmic, use that to explore kde 4.3, you dont want to mess 
> with jaunty. keep it working.
> to edit the sources.list, type
> kdesudo kate /etc/apt/sources.list
> to comment out the ppa repositories, add a # in front of the ppa lines 
> and save.
> then do this
> sudo aptitude update
> sudo aptitude safe-upgrade
> Regards,
> Goh Lip
also Windows might be a good solution here.
I cannot remember that I ever had to do such things on windows.


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